evergreen huckleberry Ericaceae Vaccinium ovatum Pursh Listen to the Latin symbol: VAOV2 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, persistent, ovate, small (1/2 to 1 1/2 inch long), thick and leathery, margins finely serrate, dark green and waxy above and paler below, distinctly 2-ranked.
Flower: Perfect, small (1/4 inch long), pink, bell-shaped, borne in small clusters, appearing in late spring to early summer.
Fruit: Small (1/4 inch diameter), bluish black berry, edible.
Twig: Slender, reddish brown; at first pubescent, but becoming smooth; young twigs often ridged; buds have bright red imbricate scales.
Bark: Thin, smooth, and reddish brown.
Form: An upright, evergreen, broad-leaved shrub up to 10 feet tall.

Looks like: big huckleberry - ovalleaf huckleberry - red huckleberry
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Additional Range Information:
Vaccinium ovatum is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting evergreen huckleberry.
External Links:
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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