Berried Treasure Huckleberry
Plant lovers everywhere are rediscovering the beauty of this long-forgotten Appalachian native. An ancient survivor of the last ice age, this unique box huckleberry is a dwarf evergreen shrub which grows naturally on the wooded slopes of Eastern North America. White, urn-shaped flowers and glossy, serrated foliage will add interest and color to your garden, followed by delicious blue berries.
Latin Name: Gaylussacia brachycera
Site and Soil: Can grow in sun or shade and likes moist, well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile, but planting with another huckleberry variety will increase yield.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-12″ in height
Fruit Skin: Blue
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 1-2 pints when mature
Pests & Diseases: Huckleberries are not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 6-8