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Vaccinium ovatum



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Inventory changes throughout the day, so this does not guarantee immediate availability. We may be able to source or transfer items not currently in our inventory. Due to CDFA regulations, material in Carmel Valley, Orange, Redondo Beach, San Juan Capistrano, and Vista cannot be transferred to Northern CA.

About This Product

Botanical Name: Vaccinium ovatum

Common Name: Evergreen Huckleberry, California Huckleberry

An evergreen shrub that forms a dense thicket. Foliage emerges reddish-bronze and matures to lustrous dark green. Leaves are simple, oval, and toothed on the edges. Spring flowers are pinkish white, urn-shaped, and pendent. Edible fruits are dark purple, tasty, and can be eaten raw, dried, or in place of blueberries in a recipe. Fruit ripens in early fall. Attracts pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Native to the foggy Pacific Coast, including California. Needs acidic soil, pH 4.0 - 6.0.

USDA Zone: Zones 7 - 10

Sunset Zone: Zones 4 - 7, 14 - 17, 22 - 24

Mature Height: 3 - 10 feet

Mature Width: 3 - 10 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs: Moderate, Regular