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Huckleberry

Remarkable Native Shrub


This all-American, 4-ft. shrub bears tons of glossy, purple-blue berries in midsummer. Makes a wonderful ornamental or hedge. Dark green foliage remains evergreen in zone 6 and south, but performs nicely in zones 5-8. Self-pollinating. Potted.
  • Zone 5 - 8.
  • Height 4 feet.
  • Shade Required Full sun to partial shade.

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  • Botanical Name: Vaccinium ovatum
  • Height: 4 feet.
  • Spacing: 3 - 4 feet.
  • Depth: Same as in the nursery.
  • Spread: 4 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating.
  • Foliage: Small ovate leaves,evergreen South of zone 6, glossy dark green, new growth is red in Spring.
  • Blooms: April.
  • Fruit: 1/4 inch; deep glossy purple-blue berries.
  • Form: Upright. Perennial.
  • Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained, acidic soil, (similiar to blueberries).
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Huckleberries grow slowly. Other than removing dead or damaged branches, pruning is not needed nor recommended in young plantings.
  • 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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