Vaccinium parvifolium
Red Huckleberry

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Red Huckleberry
Vaccinium parvifolium

An upright, finely branched deciduous shrub, it features loads of small bell shaped flowers hanging in bunches in early May that native insects love. Flowers turn to berries in late summer that are prized by a host of critters. Easy to grow, it's tolerant of sandy soils and will tolerate shade.

Trailing when young, more shrub-like when older
Woodland critters of all types love its berries
A native bird magnet for food and nesting
Easy to grow, tolerant of sandy soils
Fruit is perfect for jams and jellies
Great for massing in border areas

Native Range

Dry to moist coniferous woods from Alaska south into California

Interesting Facts

Folklore states this plant was created by the monster Asin and that those who ate it fruit would be carried off into the woods.  Most Native American disregarded this as they used Red Huckleberries extensively for food, fish bait or tea.


Grows in conditions from full sun to partial shade, moist to dry conditions.  All require fast-draining, acidic soil.

Mature Size: 4-12ft. Tall x 4-8ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 6-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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