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Vaccinium ovalifolium Sm.
USDA Symbol: VAOV
A 2-4 ft. blueberry with large, oval leaves. Flowers occur singly from leaf axils, hanging from a long pedicel. Flowers are bell-shaped and bronzy-pink. They are succeeded by glaucous or non-glaucous, bluish-black, edible berries.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Black, Blue Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun
, WA Canada: BC
, ON Native Distribution:
Along the coast and in the Cascades from n.w. OR
to AK Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Moist, acid soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Vaccinium species are propagated by seeds, cuttings and rooted suckers of offshoots.
Seed Treatment: Dormancy varies. Cold-moist stratification may be necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff