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Plant type

Shrub

Size

4 - 5 ft Tall

Form

Upright

Growth rate

Slow

Color

Yellow, Cream, Green

Flowering season

Spring, Winter

Common uses

Bank stabilization, Hedge

Huckleberry Oak (Quercus vacciniifolia) is a native shrub that grows in northern, southern and central California. It is slow growing and long-lived. It grows in a semi-upright form to a height of 1.3 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Flowers are yellow and bloom in the early spring. Leaves are medium green, and remain on the plant throughout the year. It tends to grow in steep slopes and ridges and , at elevations from 3000-10000 feet.

Sun

Partial Shade

Water

Low

Ease of care

Easy

Soil description

Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils..

Propagation

For propagating by seed: Fresh seeds sow in fall outdoors or stratify to hold for spring sowing. (USDA Forest Service 1974).

Sunset Zones

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7*, 14, 15*, 16*, 17, 18

Caterpillars
Pollinators

Butterflies and moths supported

2 confirmed and 136 likely

Confirmed Likely

Abagrotis baueri

Sallow Button

Acleris hastiana

Acrobasis comptella

Frosty Dagger Moth|Charred Dagger

Acronicta brumosa

Site type

Steep slopes, ridges,

Plant communities

Douglas-Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest, Yellow Pine Forest,