Plants By Type
Huckleberry - Vaccinium Caespitosum
Huckleberry or Vaccinium Caespitosum is commonly known as this fruit plant. This name is used for many different plants throughout North America. The flowers and fruit of this plant resemble those of the high bush or low bush blueberries which are similar to this species. This fruit bush produces small blue berries or clusters that can be eaten, canned or jammed. This wonderful shrub can grow to become around six feet tall and can also be around five feet wide when fully grown. It does extremely well when planted in full and partial shade and can also grow in full sunlight. It adapts great to all different types of soils and normally grows less that one foot each year. These can also do great in moist soil conditions. They are wonderful for climate zones two through seven. These berries are very sweet and delicious and are not as large as normal blueberries. They also have larger seeds in them and are wonderful when eaten right from the shrub when they are ripe. These berries are also loved by a wide variety of birds. They are very easy to grow, and homeowners love to have these located on their lawn to provide delicious berries during the late summer months. The berries on these plants can show up in red, purple and also a dark purple when they are ripe. They are great to include in all different types of recipes and can also be frozen to use during the winter months.