Vaccinium arboreum


Member Price: $39.95



Vaccinium arboreum

Price: $44.95

Member Price: $39.95

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Sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum), also known as Farkleberry or Tree Huckleberry, is a deciduous native shrub prized for its attractive foliage, showy flowers, and vibrant fruit. This versatile and low-maintenance plant adds seasonal interest to the landscape and serves as an important resource for wildlife.

The Overall Plant

Sparkleberry is a slow-growing, multi-stemmed shrub that typically reaches a height of 6 to 12 feet, with a 10 to 12 feet spread. It is native to the southeastern United States and is hardy in USDA zones 6 through 9. Sparkleberry is adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils, as well as acidic to slightly alkaline pH levels. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and is drought-tolerant once established, making it a great choice for various landscape settings, including woodland gardens, borders, and naturalized areas.

The Flowers

In late spring and early summer, Sparkleberry produces small, bell-shaped, white to pinkish flowers that are clustered along the branches. These delicate blooms are an excellent source of nectar for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, making Sparkleberry a valuable addition to a pollinator-friendly garden.

The Foliage

Sparkleberry is known for its attractive, dark green foliage, which adds a beautiful contrast to the plant's vibrant fruit. The simple, elliptical leaves are arranged alternately along the branches and turn a stunning reddish-purple in the fall, providing additional seasonal interest.

The Fruit

One of the most striking features of Sparkleberry is its abundant, bright red berries that appear in late summer and persist into winter. These small, glossy fruits not only create a stunning visual display but also serve as an important food source for birds and other wildlife. The fruit is also edible for humans, although it has a somewhat tart taste and is best used in jams, jellies, and baked goods.

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Mature height: 6-12 ft.

Mature width: 10-12 ft.

Sunlight: Full-Partial Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 6-9