Native Plants to Oregon: Evergreen Huckleberry, A hardy easy to maintain shrub
Evergreen Huckleberry is a hardy shrub that is native of the California on up to the British Columbia region. They are very nice in a natural landscape that doesn’t require much attention or watering after they are established. Consisting of green leaves that have a bronzy cast to them, Clusters of bell-shaped flowers that are pink to reddish in color and bloom from March till May, It also produces round, edible, black berries which are often used to make syrups and Jams and are great in pies.
Reaching up to 10 feet tall in shady areas or around 3 feet in full sun Evergreen Huckleberry are easily pruned to make a hedge or can be trimmed into a round shape. They are often seen sprouting up out of old stumps in the wild. These great looking evergreen shrubs can be spotted in a lot of the city of Beaverton landscapes because of the appeal and low maintenance.
- Binomial name: Vaccinum Ovatum
- Soil type: Organically rich, Acidic soil
- Sunlight: Full sun to Full shade
- Plant type: Upright shrub
- Foliage: Evergreen
- Fruit/Flower: Round black berry, Pinkish to red flower
By the City Landscape and Urban Forestry Department