Gaylussacia baccata

Black Huckleberry


Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Bell shaped flowers in spring
  • Purple-black berries for pie and jam
  • Ripe fruit late summer-early fall
  • Leaves are orange-red in fall
Edible
Edible
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native
Native
No Deadheading
No Deadheading
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Spring
Spring
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Average to dry, acidic soil that is sandy or rocky

Self-fertile, but fruit production is better with cross-pollination

Berries loved by humans and many wildlife species


Height: 1-3 ft
Spread: 1-3 ft
Price Level 1: $24.99~#1
Bloom Color: White
Zone: 3-7
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Edible
  • Native
  • Low Maintenance
  • No Deadheading

Exposure:

  • Partial Sun

Habit:

  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water