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Species: Evergreen Huckleberry

Scientific Name: Vaccinium Ovatum

Classification: Ground Cover Shrubs



Description: The Evergreen Huckleberry, also commonly known as the California Huckleberry is an small, evergreen shrub that can reach heights of 2-6 feet at maturity. It is native to the West Coast of North America, including British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon and Northern California. In the spring, the small green, oval-shaped leaves appear, with blooms which follow and erupt into flowers that can range in color from pink to white. In the mid to late summer months, dark blue to black edible berries form. The berries are high in vitamin C and pleasant tasting. The species leaves are also high in vitamin C and are commonly used in teas to treat diabetes. The species is a hardy plant which can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, including clay and sandy soils. In the wild, it is commonly found in conifer forests, often seen sprouting from decaying Redwood stumps. It is also found near beaches as it is tolerant of salt spray. It prefers partial shade to full shade but is adaptable to full sun exposure.

Site Conditions: The Evergreen Honeysuckle is adaptable to a wide range of soil types. It prefers moist soil, but tolerant to slightly dry soil as well. It prefers partial shade conditions, but is tolerant of full sun exposure.

Stock: This species is in stock and available for pickup at our Arlington, WA location or available for delivery

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