Gaylussacia mosieri

wooly-berry

Ericaceae

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Shrub in an informal, moist garden and would make a good backdrop for a bog garden, or a good plant to plant along a woodland edge.
Propagation: Seed, root division, cuttings.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Fruits eaten by a variety of wildlife. Pollinated by native bees.
Native Habitats: Bogs, wet savannas, edges of bayheads, mesic to hydric flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   

Other

Ethnobotany: Edible though seedy.
Other Comments: Rarely gown likely because of its need for moist sites.