Southern Dewberry

Rubus trivialis

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rubus (ROO-bus) (Info)
Species: trivialis (tri-VEE-ah-liss) (Info)


Edible Fruits and Nuts


Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


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USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring




Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Midland City, Alabama

Saraland, Alabama

Deland, Florida

Hampton, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Keystone Heights, Florida

Milton, Florida

Monticello, Florida

Niceville, Florida

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Brookeville, Maryland

Saucier, Mississippi

Bellville, Texas

Brenham, Texas

Houston, Texas

Needville, Texas

Paris, Texas

Quinlan, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Spring, Texas

Victoria, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 12, 2011, tanglethornfarm from Lloyd, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Grows wild in North Florida. Forms dense briars that are painful to walk through. The plant is covered in sharp thorns that make it difficult to work with, even with gloves, long sleeves, and long pants. Almost impossible to eradicate from areas you don't want it. But, in the spring, it produces huge amounts of fruit over a long period. The fruit varies in quality, being from a wild plant; but it is generally very good. Sometimes smaller and tarter than commerical blackberries, but often huge and sweet. I like these enough I named the farm after them.


On Jul 26, 2010, parrotma32578 from Niceville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

In the Florida panhandle, this bush is extremely invasive and wraps around other plants. It is very difficult to eradicate.


On Apr 3, 2009, CajuninKy from Biggs, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant grows wild in the wetlands of South La. It is prolific and the fruit is delicious. It can be used in anyway a blackberry can be used. The fruit is generally larger than a native blackberry and they bloom and bear before the blackberry does. The white blooms are very pretty. I did not grow this plant in a bed as it was not needed. They were all over the area, in the woods, beside the road and in the ditches. It was very easy to gather a large amount without going far from home.


On Apr 24, 2005, librarianlanell from Spring, TX wrote:

This plant grows wild in the south (Houston, Tx). And, as with most berry bushes, it has many thorns. Haven't tried the fruit.