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Plant Details

Vaccinium ovatum

Evergreen Huckleberry
Zone: 10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Wetland & Aquatic Plants
Height: Minimum 4 feet , Maximum 12 feet
Width: Minimum 4 feet , Maximum 6 feet
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The evergreen huckleberry offers both great fruit and great beauty for a partially shady to shady place in the landscape. It grows slowly at first, eventually reaching 12' with a dense, upright structure and green glossy leaves. In spring small white flowers appear, later turning red, and maturing to delicious, almost black huckleberries. Native to the Northwest, this is an excellent plant to naturalize in cool, moist, well draining areas. Withstands summer drought once established.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

Glossy dark green leaves with ornamental bronze new growth. Pale pink urn-like flowers produce black fruit. 5' x 5'

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

We grow our own selected representative of this evergreen native of Western North America and propagate it vegetatively to maintain its superior spring foliage color and compact habit. New growth is bronze-red. The flowers, which are abundant in mid- to late spring, are white. They are followed by a smattering of small, but very tasty, purplish-black fruits. Florists use the branches as decorative greens. Will grow in protected areas of zone 6. Upright, spreading habit.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:30 PM

In addition to its usefulness for edible berries ; cut evergreens, this is an excellent garden shrub, "beautiful at all seasons" (Haskin), with a compact habit, small glossy dark-green leaves (bronzy when young) ; pink flowers. Sun-PSh/Med

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2 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

Listing Key

Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Beaverlake Nursery Beavercreek, OR Email now 503-632-4787 Bare Root: X Container: 4 Cut: X Liner: 4 Seedling: X
Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc. Lowell, OR Email now 541-937-2973 Liner: 4