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Vaccinium ovatum


Has oval to lance-shaped foliage is evergreen, leathery and irregularly toothed (1-2 inches or 2-5cm long); often with a pinkish-brown or purplish tinge.  The flowers are pinkish-white bells, typical of many of our ericads.  The fruits are usually small purplish-black berries.


Size: 10-12' T in shade; 3-6' T in sun

Sun: partial to full sun

Soil Conditions: nutrient rich soils

Bloom period:  April-May


A versatile in the landscape. It will form an attractive hedge given time. Can be pruned or kept natural.


Use by Wildlife: Many songbirds and mammals eat the berries, including black bears, chipmunks, and mice. Deer, elk, rabbits, and grouse browse the foliage. Flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators.


USDA Plants Database


Evergreen Huckleberry

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