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Plant type

Shrub

Size

3 - 12 ft Tall

Form

Upright

Growth rate

Slow

Dormancy

Winter Deciduous

Color

White, Pink

Flowering season

Spring

Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium) is a native shrub that grows in central and northern California. It is slow growing and moderately long-lived. It grows in an upright form to a height of 12 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Flowers are white and bloom in the spring. Leaves are medium green and deciduous. It tends to grow in open places, at elevations from 0-7000 feet.

Sun

Deep Shade, Partial Shade

Water

Moderate

Ease of care

Moderate

Soil description

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

Propagation

For propagating by seed: No treatment; 1-3 mos. stratification may improve germination. Sow on milled sphagnum moss or peat moss and sand mix.

Sunset Zones

4*, 5*, 6*, 14, 15, 16, 17

Caterpillars
Pollinators

Butterflies and moths supported

0 confirmed and 61 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

Open places

Plant communities

Mixed Evergreen Forest, Red Fir Forest, Forest,