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Vaccinium ovatum

Evergreen Huckleberry, Evergreen Blueberry

ca$á4.75   
Seed count: 60-75   
Vaccinium ovatum
Vaccinium ovatum
Native Region: British Columbia to California, west of the Cascade Mountains
Zone Range: 07-09
Preferred Climate: temperate coastal woodland, often by cedar stumps or logs
Seed count: 60-75

Description:
Upright or spreading evergreen shrub to 4m tall (usually shorter) with glossy ovate leaves up to 5cm long with finely toothed margins. Produces clustered pink urn-shaped flowers 1cm wide in midspring to late summer followed by small spherical black edible berries that are popular with birds, wildlife, and people.

Notes:
Provides food and shelter for birds and butterflies. May be leggy in deep shade. Can be grown in containers. Lore has the berries becoming sweeter after the first frost.

Cultivation:
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn. Grow in acidic, peaty moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.

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