Deciduous, Edible fruit, Shrubs
Excellent ornamental shrubs that include native and non-native cranberries, huckleberries, lingonberries, and blueberries. Each produces clusters of tiny, bell-shaped flowers in spring, plus colorful, edible berries that attract birds and hikers.
Most require organically enriched, acid soil, and thrive in woodland gardens. For specific info about edible Blueberries see that entry.Vaccinium parvifolium
Native to California's Sierra Nevada, Coast Ranges from Northern California to Alaska. Slow-growing plant, eventually reaching 4–12 ft. (rarely 18 ft.) tall, 6 ft. wide. Thin green branches with spreading or cascading habit provide an intricate winter silhouette. Oval, thin-textured, light green leaves are 1/2–3/4 in. long. Greenish or whitish flowers are good in arrangements. Showy bright red berries can be used in jams, jellies, pies.
Two useful cabbage relatives in this genus; both are ornamental, one is edible. They produce large, sm...
From coastal northern Europe; naturalized on the Oregon coast. To 2 ft. tall and wide; blue-green leav...
Native from Northern California to Alaska and Idaho. To 6–8 in. high; in good growing conditions, spre...