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Gaylussacia baccataGaylussacia baccata

black huckleberry

Photograph(s) by*: RHW


Height: 1.5-3'
Spread: 1-3'
Flowers: May-Jun.; white to pink
Fruit: Jul.-Sept.; black; berry
Fall color: reddish-purple

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist Wet
Soil pH: 4.5-6.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy


dry to wet woods and thickets

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD


Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value


very common; fruits edible but many-seeded

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004