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Black Huckleberry Gaylussacia baccata

Phonetic Spelling
gay-luh-SAY-shee-uh BAK-ah-tuh
Description

Black Huckleberry is a native shrub in the blueberry family found in acidic forests and woodland areas above 1600 m in elevation.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#deciduous shrub#native shrub#NC native#acidic soil tolerant#pollinator plant#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#mammals#food source soft mast fruit#butterfly friendly#birds#FACU Piedmont Mountains#FACU Coastal
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#drought tolerant#deciduous shrub#native shrub#NC native#acidic soil tolerant#pollinator plant#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#mammals#food source soft mast fruit#butterfly friendly#birds#FACU Piedmont Mountains#FACU Coastal
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gaylussacia
    Species:
    baccata
    Family:
    Ericaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Canada and U.S.A.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Blueish black fruit displays from July to August.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Red to pink flowers bloom from April to June.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Rock Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil