Botanical Name: Vaccinium ovatum
Spacing: 3 - 4 feet.
Depth: Same as in the nursery.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Foliage: Small ovate leaves,evergreen South of zone 6, glossy dark green, new growth is red in Spring.
Fruit: 1/4 inch; deep glossy purple-blue berries.
Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained, acidic soil, (similiar to blueberries).
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Size: Urn shaped white to blush blooms.
Comments: 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.
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