Thunderbird Evergreen Huckleberry

Vaccinium ovatum 'Thunderbird'

SKU
03797
An attractive landscape shrub with intense red-bronze new leaves, maturing to deep green. A profusion of pink and white flowers lead to an abundant crop of tasty dark blue fruit. Use fruit for jams, pies, baking or fresh in cold desserts. Evergreen.
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6-8

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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityModerate-growing, upright shrub to 6 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseWoodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAzalea & Camellia Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Edible, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear to shape in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-8

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