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Vaccinium arboreum/Tree Huckleberry

Vaccinium arboreum / Vaccinium arboreum
Late summer berries
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Late summer berries

Spring flowers that resemble lily-of-the-valley flowers

Maturing berries and foliage in mid summer

A canopy of the tree huckleberry in full bloom in spring

Spring flowers silhouetted against a blue sky

Handsome, glossy autumn colored foliage

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Scientific Name: Vaccinium arboreum
Common Name: Tree Huckleberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: This is a native deciduous shrub to small tree that produces spring white bell-shaped flowers and attractive dark purple fruit in late summer and autumn. Birds are attracted to the fruit. This is an excellent shrub for woodland edges and other places in naturalistic settings where native plants are featured. Autumn foliage color can be quite attractive.