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Vaccinium ovatum 'Thunderbird'

Thunderbird Evergreen Huckleberry

Huckleberry

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An attractive landscape shrub with vivid red-bronze new leaves, maturing to dark green; pretty bell-shaped flowers in spring produce dark blue berries in summer; growth habit is upright and bushy; needs acidic, well drained soil, plant with peat moss

Description

An attractive landscape shrub with vivid red-bronze new leaves, maturing to dark green; pretty bell-shaped flowers in spring produce dark blue berries in summer; growth habit is upright and bushy; needs acidic, well drained soil, plant with peat moss

Landscape Attributes

Thunderbird Evergreen Huckleberry is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Thunderbird Evergreen Huckleberry is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Thunderbird Evergreen Huckleberry will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 feet

5 feet

acidic

sandy

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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