Vaccinum Ovatum | Evergreen Huckleberry
- Evergreen Shrub
- Height: 3′-5′
- Availability: High
- Growing ease: High
- Moisture req: Moist, well draining soil
- Exposure req: Sun to part shade
PLANT DESCRIPTION: Its oval to lance-shaped foliage is evergreen, leathery and irregularly toothed (1-2″ long); often with a pinkish-brown or purplish tinge. The flowers are pinkish-white bells. The fruits are usually small purplish-black berries. Sometimes you may find plants with berries that are larger and bluer with a waxy bloom resembling blueberries. Bloom Period: April-May. Fruit ripens August to September but often remain on the plant through December.
PLANT IS: flowering, non-toxic, animal-friendly
PLANS THAT USE THIS PLANT: Evergreen Huckleberry is very versatile in the landscape and should be included in almost any natural revegetation project. Forms an attractive hedge given time.