Rubus spectabilis grows in regions that have cool, moist soil from Coastal Alaska through Northern California. It has the ability to grow from southeast Alaska to Santa Cruz Mountains of California and from the Pacific Ocean eastward into Idaho and Montana. This organism is abundant on moist sites of coast ranges and becomes less common inland and south. They occur in moist forest openings and disturbed sites where the forest canopy has been opened through logging. Ideally, this organism grows best under full sunlight, but it is able to survive under areas of low sunlight.
Distribution of Rubus Spectabilis in North America.
In this habitat, Salmonberries are surrounded by various sizes of mammals and birds. They provide cover and food for animals such as beavers, deer, elk, deer mice, bears, and various birds and bees. The most common neighbor to this plant is Red Alder trees. Salmonberries thrive in open spaces under these trees.
|Photo courtesy of :Pat Breen, Oregon State Univ.|