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Vaccinium stamineumVaccinium stamineum

deerberry

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 6-12'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: Apr.-Jun.; white or purple
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; bluish black; berry
Fall color: red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4-6.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

dry woods, openings, barrens; dry upland oak woods, floodplain forests, clearings and thickets, pine woods and barrens, rock outcroppings

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

berries edible but sour



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1273.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004