Evergreen Huckleberry is a flowering shrub that would complement your garden with green foliage throughout the year. Its glossy leaves create a lush and vibrant appearance, enhancing the visual appeal of any garden, even during the winter months.
Also known as Evergreen Huckleberry, Winter Huckleberry, and California Huckleberry, Vaccinium ovatum is an evergreen member of Ericaceae family. Native to the Pacific Northwest, this plant typically grows up to 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) tall and 3-4 feet (90-120 cm) wide, making it a popular choice for borders and small gardens. The shrub produces delicate bell-shaped flowers in early spring, which are followed by small, blue, edible berries in summer. The leaves are typically elliptical or lance-shaped, with a smooth texture and slightly serrated edges. As an evergreen plant, California Huckleberry doesn’t drop leaves when winter comes.