Gaylussacia frondosa var. tomentosa
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 (7) ft
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: blue
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, fall color
Recommended Uses: Shrub for woodland edge or casual garden.
Propagation: Stem cuttings. Root division. Seed.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic
Fruits are prized by a variety of wildlife species. Pollinated primarily by native bees.
Native Habitats: Sandhills, scrub, flatwoods, cypress swamp margins. Acid soils. Mesic to dry-mesic flatwoods, edges of bayneads, cypress depressions, cutthroat seeps.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Ethnobotany: Edible. Seeds are large, but edible. Can be used in jams and pies.