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Red Huckleberry

Vaccinium parvifolium

Also known as

Red Bilberry, Red Whortleberry

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2m

1m

Min

75cm

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Red Huckleberry Overview

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.

Common problems with Red Huckleberry

How to harvest Red Huckleberry

Fruit can be collected in late summer.

How to propagate Red Huckleberry

Layering

Cuttings

Take softwood or semi ripe cuttings.

Division

Special features of Red Huckleberry

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Autumn colour

Other uses of Red Huckleberry

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