Plant ID forum: Sparkle berry? Blueberry? Help please.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 6, 2013 2:53 PM CST
Growing & blooming now in zone 8, north central Fl. This spot gets quite a bit of full shade most of the day. I would say it only gets a little dappled sun for a few hours.


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The underside of leaves are very lightly pubescent.





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There is no fruit on it yet. It almost seems to have a weeping type habit.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 6, 2013 6:19 PM CST
Ann, I looked through my book "Native Florida Plants" and it sure looks like "Sparkleberry" - Vaccinium arboreum to me. The book says it's grown more as an ornamental tree than for it's fruit.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
May 6, 2013 6:21 PM CST
Floirdata: http://www.floridata.com/ref/v/vacc_arb.cfm

ATP Database: Farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum)
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 6, 2013 8:11 PM CST
Thanks Lin! I tip my hat to you.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
May 7, 2013 6:40 AM CST
You are very welcome!
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