Vaccinium stamineum

Deerberry

Ericaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Blue,black
Phenology:Deciduous
Noted for:Fall color, Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Specimen shrub. Fine foliage. Does well adjacent to structures or woods.
Considerations:Requires acid soil.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Native nurseries
Light: Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
  

Attracts many pollinators--is important to native bees. Birds and other wildlife consume the fruit.

Insects:
 
Native Habitats:Dry sites. Upland mixed forests, sandhill, flatwoods, scrub.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

Ethnobotany:Edible fruits.