Size: 9-12 inch
Growth Habit: slow growing upright shrub
USDA Zone: 7
Exposure: filtered to full sun
Growing Conditions: evenly moist, well drained acidic soils
Comments: Small, white flowers appear in spring against a backdrop of small, pointed, glossy leaves. New growth comes in a burgundy red maturing to dark green. In late summer clusters of huckleberries attract people and bears alike.
Vaccinium ovatum, Western Huckleberry
I have had a wonderful experience here at Bloom River Gardens. My email queries were answered quickly and my order requests were followed to the T. The two huckleberries I ordered were shipped promptly in a long box. The well-developed roots and damp soil were enclosed in tied plastic which were affixed to each side of the box. Thus, the pine fines remained on top of the root ball, the plants didn't move, and no branches were broken. Ingenious! I've had no experience with huckleberries, but these plants arrived in top shape. Both were about 11" high and 10" in diameter, with many small branches and a lot of new growth and leaf buds. They've been in the ground 4 days and are already showing more growth. I am SO PLEASED! Thank you, Bloom River!