Scientific Name: Vaccinium parvifolium
Common Name: red huckleberry
Family Name: Ericaceae
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Oblong, Entire
Flowers: Flowers paired, White, Pink, May-Jun
Fruit: Berry (true), Edible, Red, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves are blue-green, about 3cm long, turning bright red in the fall; flowers are urn shaped, white. Winter ID: twigs zigzaged, ridged, green, bud tips with two scale points.