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Genus: G

Gaillardia
Blanket flower
Galium
sweet woodruff
Gaultheria
checkerberry; salal; shallon; lemon leaf; teaberry; wintergreen
Gaylussacia
black huckleberry
Gelsemium
yellow jessamine
Geranium
wild geranium
Geum
chocolate root; water avens
Gillenia
Indian physic; bowman's root
Goodyera
orchid
Gymnocarpium
oak fern
Gypsophila
clumping baby's breath

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Catalog as of August 27, 2012

Gaylussacia

(Ericaceae - heath family)
Huckleberry. About 40 species of shrubs, mostly of S. America, but several native to N. America. Cultivated chiefly as ornamentals. Closely related to blueberries, some species bear edible blueberry-like fruit.

baccata decid shr • ht 1½-3' • zones 3-8

black huckleberry

Gaylussacia baccata - May 30


native, edible fruit, ground cover, dry - moist, part shade - sun
e and cent N Amer

An exceptionally rugged, long-lived, and low-maintenance ground cover, once established. Spreads slowly to form a solid cover. The sweet, flavorful berries are often gathered along with wild blueberries. Shade-tolerant, growing well in the forest understory, but for fruit production should have plenty of light. Requires a somewhat acidic soil (like blueberries) and prefers sandy soil. For fruit production, plant 2 or more.

cat # 3R8B
$14.95 each / 3+, $14.50 ea