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Evergreen huckleberry   

Vaccinium ovatum

'Evergreen huckleberry' is a plant in the Vaccinium genus with a scientific name of Vaccinium ovatum. The botanical name epithet for Evergreen huckleberry (ovatum) means 'ovate'.

Small evergreen shrub native to the Pacific Northwest. Produces small sweet berries over a long season.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Floral white. When mature, they grow to 0.7 cm (0.27 inches imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers are of a single form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Palatinate purple. Evergreen huckleberry grows as an evergreen and is an edible fruit / ornamental. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Keep in mind when planning your garden that Evergreen huckleberry is known for growing to a shrubby habit. This plant tends to bloom in late winter, followed by first harvests in mid autumn. Try planting Evergreen huckleberry if you'd like to attract birds to your garden.

United States is believed to be where Evergreen huckleberry originates from.

Be aware that Evergreen huckleberry typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

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How to grow Evergreen huckleberry

  • Dappled Sun

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  • Partial Sun

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  • Medium

This adaptable plant needs little care.

Plant in a location that enjoys dappled sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Zone 4 to 9 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ideally plant in loamy, clay and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 7.0 as Evergreen huckleberry likes to be in weakly acidic soil - neutral soil. Keep in mind when planting that Evergreen huckleberry is thought of as hardy, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter.

Growing Evergreen huckleberry from seed

Fresh seeds not planted in the fall may germinate better if cold stratified for 1-3 months. Plant in a mixture of sand and peat moss. Seedlings will begin to emerge in a month and will continue to emerge for a long period thereafter. 1

Transplanting Evergreen huckleberry

Transplant seedlings into larger pots 6 to 7 weeks after emergence. Plant outside after the first growing season. Seedlings are slow growing, and it may take 2-3 years for a nursery-sized plant to develop.1

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Evergreen huckleberry is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Evergreen huckleberry

A huckleberry rake will make the harvest of the small berries less tedious.

Companion plants for Evergreen huckleberry

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Evergreen huckleberry so consider planting:

Plant under shade trees, along with other
Pacific Northwest natives such as sword fern, thimbleberry and salal.

Repellent plants for Evergreen huckleberry

These plants will not grow well with Evergreen huckleberry so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Evergreen huckleberry problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Evergreen huckleberry plants:

Other names for Evergreen huckleberry

California huckleberry, Blue huckleberry, Huckleberry

Vaccinium ovatum Pursh

Misspellings: huckelberry, huckle berry

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