Red Huckleberry

Vaccinium parvifolium

Red Bilberry, Red Whortleberry

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This acid soil loving N. American native is an upright deciduous shrub which provides year-round interest with its white (flushed pink) flowers in spring, edible spherical red fruit in summer, and its leaves which turn bright red in autumn.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Fruit can be collected in late summer.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take softwood or semi ripe cuttings.

Special features

Attractive flowers
Attractive fruits
Autumn colour

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

A low maintenance shrub that suits borders of informal cottage style gardens as well as inner city gardens and coastal locations.

Personality

Family

Ericaceae

Flower colour

White

Problems

Can suffer from Foot & Root rot.
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