Gaylussacia frondosa var. tomentosa

blue huckleberry


wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-5 (7) ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      blue
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, fall color


Recommended Uses: Shrub for woodland edge or casual garden.
Propagation: Stem cuttings. Root division. Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic


wildlife plant  
Fruits are prized by a variety of wildlife species. Pollinated primarily by native bees.
Native Habitats: Sandhills, scrub, flatwoods, cypress swamp margins. Acid soils. Mesic to dry-mesic flatwoods, edges of bayneads, cypress depressions, cutthroat seeps.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Edible. Seeds are large, but edible. Can be used in jams and pies.