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Scientific Name: Vaccinium parvifolium
Pronunciation: vack-SIN-ee-um par-vih-FOE-lee-um
Common Name: red huckleberry
Family Name: Ericaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves are blue-green, about 3 cm long, turning bright red in the fall; flowers are urn shaped, white.
Course(s): Hort 2355

Habit: Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
red huckleberry
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Green
Colour in Fall: Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblong
Apices: Acute
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Flowers paired
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Urceolate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): White, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Edible, Technically a false berry (inferior ovary)

Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Green, Red, Brown
Additional Info:Thin and angled

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings, Layering
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(NRY) NuRserY : poly 5
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