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Gaylussacia baccata

Black Huckleberry

Description:

Shrub with stiff, brown branches. Branches start hairy but become smooth with age. Leaves close to a lime green shade and dotted with resin on both sides. Oblong and ovular leaf shape, less wide than G. frondosa. Produces bell shaped, red flowers in spring and early summer. Fruit is black and ripens from mid to late summer. Common in dry to moist uplands.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Ericaceae
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Plant Duration:Perennial
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Bloom Time:Early May to July
Fruit Timing:Late July to September
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Wet
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet

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