Berried Treasure Box Huckleberry - Gaylussacia - Blueberry Like Fruit - 2.5" Pot

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Box Huckleberry. This now rare in the wild blueberry relative is a choice little shrub that is notable on multiple counts. Compact habit to a foot or more tall and slowly spreading by rhizomes, this has good glossy evergreen leaves turning bronzy in winter with small whitish urn-shaped flowers giving way to edible blue berries. A relict species nearly exterminated by the last ice age, box huckleberry is found in isolated colonies which reproduce clonally by extending roots. One colony in Pennsylvania was once estimated to be as many as 13,000 years old; more recent estimates have an upper bound of about 8,000 years, which would make it the oldest woody plant east of the Rocky Mountains. Another colony in Pennsylvania, about 1,300 years old, has been protected by the Hoverter and Sholl Box Huckleberry Natural Area.
  • Blueberry relative. Blueberry like fruit
  • Hardy in zones 5-9
  • Prefers part-sun
  • Blooms in May and June followed by delicious berries
  • Immediate shipping


  • 5
    Healthy Huckleberry

    Posted by Brenda Smith on Jan 10th 2021

    Just as with every plant I've gotten from Hirt's, I am very impressed with the health of this plant. I am looking forward to harvesting its berries.

  • 5
    Box huckleberry

    Posted by Ingrid Curry on Jul 21st 2020

    Came in great shape, as always. Planted out and doing great

  • 5
    Berried treasure

    Posted by Jim on Jul 11th 2020

    Very healthy and loaded with blooms when they arrived. Shipping fast as .always

  • 5
    Little treasures

    Posted by Nadine on May 19th 2020

    Love these. They're young, healthy and very well packed. Thank you for not using styrofoam.

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