Vaccinium arboreum

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 Vaccinium arboreum subsp. var.  Farkleberry, Sparkle-Berry
Leaves and immature fruit
Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
Height: 3 m to 9 m
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: SE USA
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USDA Zones: to
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Flower features:
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Vaccinium arboreum, Marsh. Farkleberry. Sparkle-Berry. Spreading shrub or small tree, 6-25 ft. high, with glabrous or somewhat pubescent branchlets: lvs. 1-2 in. long, evergreen in the S., somewhat coriaceous, smooth and shining above, paler and sometimes pubescent beneath, obovate to oval, acute or obtuse, entire or obscurely denticulate: fls. profuse, axillary, and leafy-racemose, pendulous, articulated with the slender pedicel; corolla open-campanulate, 5-lobed, white; stamens included: berry small, globose, black, rather astringent, inedible. Sandy soil along river banks, Fla. and Texas to N. C. and Ill.—"It forms an irregular shrub too diffuse and straggling to be of use except in masses, for which purpose it is useful at the South."

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