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Scarlet Ovation Evergreen Huckleberry - Vaccinium ovatum - 2.5" Pot

$14.99 $9.99
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Scarlet Ovation Evergreen Huckleberry - Vaccinium ovatum - 2.5" Pot

$14.99 $9.99
(You save $5.00)
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This remarkable evergreen native shrub is valuable in the landscape. Vaccinium ovatum can grow in either sun or shade and is tolerant of salt spray. It is surprising we do not grow this shrub more often in the Pacific Northwest. As a natural or trimmed hedge, hedgerow, or in a thicket as wildlife habitat, it makes a choice plant for the garden. It even grows well in a container. The small, ovate, evergreen foliage looks good year round, has little urn-shaped flowers, followed by glossy, blackish-purple berries. The foliage is highly sought after in the florist trade for cut foliage. In a partial shade garden, the shrubs are a beautiful backdrop for mixed borders. In a full shade garden, grow it as a tall evergreen hedge. In a full sun garden, it will produce more berries but it will not grow as tall as it will in the shade garden. Indigenous Northwest tribes relished the berries of this shrub and would travel long distances to harvest them. They used the berries in many different ways—eaten fresh, with oil, or dried into cakes. After first frost, the berries taste better. You can eat the berries or let the birds and other animals forage for them, including bears. Granted, you probably do not want to attract bears to your garden. Hummingbirds, bees and butterflies flock to the flowers. A shade tolerant, evergreen shrub native to the coastal NW. Scarlet Ovation Evergreen huckleberry produces an edible black, blueberry like fruit in fall. Cut branches used in floral arrangements. This selection is noted for more compact growth (3' x 3') and especially colorful scarlet new growth in spring that turns green by midsummer.

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