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 the species grown largely for its fruit, see Blueberry.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 and 6 ft. wide. Thin green branches with a 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, and pies. Partial or full shade; regular water.
Native from Northern California to Alaska and Idaho. Grows to 6–8 in. high; in good growing cond...
Native to California’s Sierra Nevada, Coast Ranges from Northern California to Alaska. Slow-grow...
Native along the coast from Alaska to Northern California, inland to northern Idaho and Montana. A han...