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Red Huckleberry
Scientific Name: Vaccinium parvifolium Sm.
Family: Ericaceae
Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium  parvifolium)
Vaccinium parvifolium, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-7,14-17
USDA: 6-8

Sun Exposure: Part shade to full sun

Origin: Western Northern America, from Alaska to California, west of the Cascade mountain range

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub, erect to straggling, 6 to 12 feet tall (1.8 to 3.6 m) or more; thin dull green leaves, rounded at both ends, 0.5 to 1.5 inch long (12-37 mm), glaucous or slightly pubescent undersides

Watering Needs: Needs moist soil, prefers sandy, acidic soils, tolerates wet soils

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

Blooming Habits:
Waxy, yellowish-pink bell-shaped flowers, 0.25 inch long (6 mm), with 4 to 7 lobes, solitary, or in a cluster of a few flowers, in late spring.

Fruiting Habits:
Edible, small, translucent bright red to pink berries, 0.3 to 0.4 inch in diameter (8-10 mm), containing about 20 seeds, ripenng in summer. They are sour but sweet and can be used in jellies.

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