Gaylussacia baccata

Common name: Huckleberry

Native plant

Huckleberry is a sand country plant that grows in moist or dry sites in the oak savanna. The urn-shaped flowers are very similar to blueberry flowers. The black fruit is very edible, however, the seeds are larger than blueberries, hence they crunch when you eat them. Fall color is burgundy to red. This shrub planted with dwarf blueberry makes an excellent ground cover. Unfortunately, like any of you on clay soil, I will have to visit sand country to see this plant.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $20
11 to 24 units $18
25 or more units $16

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period

Late Spring


Requires Protected Site

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
4 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color
Red Orange

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Edible fruit

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