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Vaccinium ovatum


Vaccinium ovatum is a handsome BC native plant known as evergreen huckleberry that offers edible fruit.

Vaccinium ovatum is a handsome BC native plant known as evergreen huckleberry that has many uses in the garden. The foliage is small, ovate, evergreen and glossy and tinted with red when young maturing to dark green. The pink to white, urn-shaped flowers give way to showy, edible dark blue to near-black berries in late summer. Self-fertile. Use as an informal hedge, specimen, and in pots on the patio. Hummingbird, bee, and butterfly attractor. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Evergreen Huckleberry

Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Dry to moist open forests from sea level into the montane zones from BC to California.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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