Gaylussacia dumosa/Huckleberry

Gaylussacia dumosa / Gaylussacia dumosa
Early spring flowers
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Scientific Name: Gaylussacia dumosa
Common Name: Huckleberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This native, semi-evergreen shrub has highly irregular, spreading branches that often give it a sculptured effect. The fruit is edible, but more enjoyed by birds than humans.