This is one of the wonderful native plants that was in the garden and I am very happy to say that it deserves its place. Our clump is a multi-stemmed bush currently about 6′ x 6′ and produces abundant fruit.
Pronunciation: vak-SIN-ee-um oh-VAY-tum
Species Meaning: Ovate in shape
Seeds are slow to germinate, but have no special requirements. However, stored seed may benefit from a stratification period. Seedlings grow slowly and require 2-3 years to produce a saleable plant. Even so, it is better to plant container-grown nursery stock with intact root systems. Wild-dug Evergreen Huckleberry does not transplant well. Hardwood cuttings are sometimes successful.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: N001
Found in Tuxedo Lane,
It placed itself at the intersection of the main path and Tuxedo Lane, having been here much longer than the rest of the garden.
We acquired this plant from Mother Nature.