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Huckleberry

Huckleberry

Native ground cover with edible berries
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Huckleberry

Native ground cover with edible berries
  • Zone 5-8
  • Height 6 feet
  • Flowering Date Harvest in summer
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Ship As 4" POT

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    Product Description

    Among our team, a favorite childhood memory is the hunt for huckleberries in the woodlands. Many of us fondly remember sweet and juicy nearly-black berries that would rarely make it home for pancakes, part because the birds and wildlife usually beat us to them, and part because we gobbled whatever they left for us. At the time, we didn't realize what a beautifully ornamental woodland ground cover they made. Now we know better and plant these among other shade plants for the vivid foliage color as well as bird-attracting fruit. A native to the Pacific Northwest as well as eastern coastal states, the huckleberry's small, leathery leaves are tinged with copper and bronze hues before maturing to shiny dark green. Small, white flowers open in the spring and succulent, blue-black berries ripen in late summer and make delicious jam. Plant in informal groups or shear to create a dense, formal hedge. Vaccinium ovatum

    Product Details

    • Botanical Name:

      Vaccinium ovatum
    • Form: Shrub/Tree, Edible
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
    • Height/Habit: 6 feet
    • Spread: 4 feet
    • Spacing: 4 feet
    • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
    • Flowering Date: Harvest in summer
    • Shipped: 4" POT
    • Growth Rate: Slow once established, which takes approximately 8 - 10 weeks
    • Shipping Season: Spring
    • Flower Color: White
    • Flower Form: Urn- shaped, 1/3-inch flowers, borne in loose axillary clusters.
    • Foliage Type: Small ovate leaves,evergreen South of zone 6, glossy dark green, new growth is red in Spring.
    • Pruning: Huckleberries grow slowly. Other than removing dead or damaged branches, pruning is not needed nor recommended in young plantings.
    • Soil Requirement: Moist, well-drained, acidic soil, (similiar to blueberries).
    • Additional Information: Remarkable evergreen native shrub, valuable for fruit and landscape, can be used as a hedge, shrub, garden, plant or container grown. Foliage looks good year round, little blush pink to white blossoms followed by glossy deep purple-blue berries, can be grown in partial shade, but will produce more berries in the sun. Berries attract wildlife, flowers attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, branches are also used in flower arrangements.
    • Restricted States: AE AK CA GA GU HI PR WA

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