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Gaylussacia baccata

Black huckleberry

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height0.75m to 1.25m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourDull red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Gaylussacia baccata (Black huckleberry). An upright deciduous shrub from Eastern North America. It has oblong mid green leaves and racemes of dull red, cup-shaped flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Eastern N. America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, fruits and autumn colour.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will need sun or semi-shade with moist, peaty, acidic soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the autumn.

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