Evergreen Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Very strongly acid (4.5 – 5.0)
Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 6 feet
Plant Spread: 5 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: intense red-bronze new leaves, maturing to deep green
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White and pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Pollinators: Various insects
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2005 Great Plant Picks Award Winner
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Dec 19, 2013 2:59 PM

An important 'bird food' plant.

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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jan 18, 2019 10:56 AM

Native west of the Cascade Mountains, from British Columbia to California. Found in coniferous forests. Berries are edible, eaten fresh or dried, the taste improves following a frost.

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