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PlantFiles: Box Huckleberry
Gaylussacia brachycera

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gaylussacia (gay-luh-SAY-shee-uh) (Info)
Species: brachycera (brak-EYE-sair-uh) (Info)

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral lupinelover On Jan 16, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Seeds germinate best when sown in pure peat moss.

Neutral mystic On Sep 1, 2001, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Perennial,evergreen woody shrub 1-2 feet with shiny dark green leaves.The flowers are white or pinkish/red and bell-shaped,bloom in May and early June.Makes a good ground cover for animals and songbirds.Honeybees are attracted to the flowers.



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