Box Huckleberry
Gaylussacia brachycera

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Seeds germinate best when sown in pure peat moss.

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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.