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Gaylussacia frondosa - (L.)Torr.&A.Gray.

Common Name Dangleberry, Blue huckleberry
Family Ericaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry woods and clearings[43]. Moist woods according to another report[235].
Range Eastern N. America - New Hampshire to Virginia, Alabama, Ohio and Louisiana.
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Gaylussacia frondosa Dangleberry, Blue huckleberry


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 695.
Gaylussacia frondosa Dangleberry, Blue huckleberry
Erica Asai @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Gaylussacia frondosa is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.8 m (6ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from June to July. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Vaccinium frondosum. V. venustum.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[2, 3, 62]. Sweet and juicy[11, 43, 235], they are good to eat[183]. The fruit is about 8mm in diameter[235].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a lime-free moist peaty soil, thriving in sun or part shade[11, 182]. Prefers partial shade[3]. The fruit is not often produced on plants growing in Britain[11, 182].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown in the autumn in a cold frame[200]. Stored seed requires 1 month warm stratification followed by 2 months cold[113]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots of lime-free compost and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer when they are at least 15cm tall. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Layering. Division in spring.

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Found In

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North America*, USA,

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Gaylussacia baccataBlack HuckleberryShrub1.0 5-9  LMHSNDM410
Gaylussacia brachyceraBox HuckleberryShrub0.5 5-9  LMHFSNDM202
Gaylussacia dumosaDwarf HuckleberryShrub0.3 5-9  LMSNM300
Gaylussacia ursinaBear HuckleberryShrub1.8 5-9  LMHSNM20 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Readers comment

beavis   Mon Oct 12 2009

ahuhuhu dangleberry

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