Evergreen Huckleberry

Vaccinium ovatum
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: ayum sqw’iil’muhw
  • Description: Evergreen shrub with waxy, deep green leaves. Grows up to 4m height and 2m across when mature. Small, white urn-shaped flowers are followed by blue berries.
  • Habitat: Coniferous forests and coastal bluffs
  • Harvest: Small blackish blue berries in late summer.
  • Edibility: Ripe berries are tasty raw or cooked.
  • Fun Fact: This highly versatile shrub makes a beautiful low screen, and is deer-resistant. In spring, its small leaves have red an copper tones.

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