Vaccinium parvifolium

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 Vaccinium parvifolium subsp. var.  Red Huckleberry, Red Whortleberry
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Habit: shrub
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Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: part-sun
Water: moist
Features: deciduous, edible, fruit
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USDA Zones: 6 to 10.5
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Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium) is a species of Vaccinium native to the Pacific Northwest of North America, where it is common in forests. It occurs mostly at low elevations, from sea level up to a maximum of 1,820 m altitude.

It is a deciduous shrub growing to 4 m tall with bright green shoots with an angular cross-section. The leaves are ovate to oblong-elliptic, 9-30 mm long and 4-16 mm wide, with an entire margin. The flowers are yellowish-white to pinkish-white, bell-shaped, 4-5 mm long. The fruit is an edible red berry 6-10 mm diameter.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Vaccinium parvifolium, Smith. Shrub, 6-12 ft. high, straggling, with slender green sharply angled branches: lvs. 1/4 – 3/4 in. long, oblong or oval, obtuse, entire, dull or pale: pedicels short, nodding in fr.: sepals 5; corolla globular, nearly white: berries bright red, acid, but fine for table use. N. Calif. to Alaska.—Not common in cult.

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More information about this species can be found on the genus page.


Requires acidic soil (pH of 4.5 to 6) and does not tolerate root disturbance.[1]


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