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red huckleberry

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red huckleberry fruit
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red huckleberry on a bigleaf maple foliage

Vaccinium parvifolium

Deciduous Shrub

Height: 10 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Low

Moisture req.: dry - moist

Exposure req.: part shade - shade


Plant description:

Small, white to pink urn shaped flowers, followed by red, edible (and tasty) berries. Often growing out of rotting stumps with salal. Does not transplant easily.

Keywords: birds, butterflies, edible, fire-resistant , fruit, red, spreading, upright, white