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Plant type

Shrub

Size

2 - 8 ft Tall
15 ft Wide

Form

Upright, Spreading

Growth rate

Slow

Dormancy

Evergreen

Color

White, Blue, Black

Flowering season

Spring, Winter

Common uses

Containers, Hedge

With its dark, evergreen leaves and reddish bark, this attractive native shrub provides year-round interest in the garden. It is also an important wildlife plant. The berries are a food source for a variety of birds and mammals. The delicate, bell-shaped flowers attract bees and hummingbirds.

Evergreen Huckleberry grows in coastal California. In the garden, it is a slow-growing, medium-sized shrub that can serve as a hedge or groundcover. It is a low-water plant that tolerates nutrient-poor soil and shady conditions.

Sun

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Water

Moderate

Summer irrigation

Max 3x / month once established

Ease of care

Moderate

Cold tolerance

Tolerates cold to 10° F

Soil drainage

Fast,Medium,Slow

Soil description

Tolerates sand and clay, usually low in organic content.
Soil PH: 4.8 - 6.8

Propagation

For propagating by seed: No treatment; 1-2 mos. Stratification may improve germination. Sow on milled sphagnum moss or peat moss and sand mix. Also may be propagated by cuttings or layering.

Sunset Zones

4*, 5*, 6, 7, 14, 15*, 16*, 17, 22, 23, 24

Use with Woolly Leaf Manzanita (Arctostaphylos tomentosa), Glossyleaf Manzanita (Arctostaphylos nummularia), Redwood Manzanita (Arctostaphylos coluumbiana), Bush Anemone (Carpenteria californica), Salal (Gaultheria shallon), Crevice Alumroot (Heuchera micrantha), Bull Pine (Pinus ponderosa), Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Western Azalea (Rhododendron occidentale), Red Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) and Yerba Buena (Clinopodium douglasii)

Glossy Leaved Manzanita

Arctostaphylos nummularia

Woollyleaf Manzanita

Arctostaphylos tomentosa

Bush Anemone

Carpenteria californica

Salal

Gaultheria shallon

Caterpillars
Pollinators

Butterflies and moths supported

4 confirmed and 50 likely

Confirmed Likely

Placid Dart

Abagrotis placida

Luteus Dart Moth

Abagrotis trigona

Sallow Button

Acleris hastiana

Funerary Dagger Moth|Paddle Caterpillar

Acronicta funeralis

Site type

Edges or clearings in forest and woodland

Plant communities

Closed-cone Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Forest,