Gaylussacia frondosa var. tomentosa

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

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Blue Huckleberry

Ericaceae

Plant Specifics

Size:3-5 (7) ft tall, but spreads by rhisomes to form colonies.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Blue
Phenology:Deciduous
Habitats:Sandhills, scrub, flatwoods, cypress swamp margins. Acid soils. Mesic to dry-mesic flatwoods, edges of bayneads, cypress depressions, cutthroat seeps.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Shrub for woodland edge or casual garden.
Light:-
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Sand

Wildlife

birdanimalpollinator

Fruits are prized by a variety of birds and mammals. 

Pollinated primarily by native bees.