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Gaylussacia dumosa

Dwarf huckleberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Gaylussacia dumosa (Dwarf huckleberry)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy
A low, rhizomatous, blueberry-like shrub, 3-15 in. tall, with deciduous or semi-evergreen leaves and shiny-black berries. Leaves are 1 in. long and widest toward the tip. Flowers are cream, cup-shaped and five-lobed.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf: Green
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , LA , ME , MD , MA , MS , NH , NJ , NY , NC , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WV , DC
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE
Native Distribution: Nf. to FL & LA
Native Habitat: Low pinelands, pond margins & bogs; dry, sandy woods

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Sandy, acid soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Last Update: 2013-09-08