Evergreen Huckleberry

Vaccinium ovatum

An attractive bushy shrub that grows 4-6′ tall in the valley but up to 15′ tall on the coast, with shiny evergreen leaves that are green with hints of red. It has pink bell-shaped flowers in clusters of 3-10 and has deep purple berries that are edible, but musky in taste.

Plant Details

Mature Height4 to 6' in the Valley. Grows to 12' on the coast.
Shade Preference
Soil Tolerance Moist, well-drained acidic soils
Special Uses Attracts birds; Wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental; Deer resistant
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