Vaccinium ovatum

An attractive bushy shrub that grows 4-6′ tall in the valley but up to 15′ tall on the coast, with shiny evergreen leaves that are green with hints of red. It has pink bell-shaped flowers in clusters of 3-10 and has deep purple berries that are edible, but musky in taste.

evergreen huckleberry 1

Photo credit: Chris Evans

evergreen huckleberry 2

Photo credit: Chris Evans

evergreen huckleberry 3

Photo credit: Chris Evans

  • evergreen huckleberry 1
  • evergreen huckleberry 2
  • evergreen huckleberry 3

Plant Details

Habitat:
Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Mature Height:
4 to 6' in the Valley. Grows to 12' on the coast.
Shade Preference:
Partial Shade, Full Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Moist, well-drained acidic soils
Special Uses:
Attracts birds; Wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental; Deer resistant