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Vaccinium arboreum

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Trees, Shrub-like Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, average, loam, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 12'-25'

Bloom Time: March, April, May, June

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant, fall interest, fragrant flowers, semi-deciduous, showy fruit

Vaccinium arboreum (farkleberry)
  • Vaccinium arboreum (farkleberry)
  • Vaccinium arboreum (farkleberry)
  • Vaccinium arboreum (farkleberry)
  • Vaccinium arboreum (farkleberry)

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Description

Vaccinium arboreum

Also known as:

farkleberry

,

tree sparkleberry

,

sparkleberry

,

tree huckleberry

Scientific Synonyms:

Batodendron andrachniforme, Batodendron arboreum, Vaccinium arboreum var. glaucescens

Description

This is the tallest of our native blueberries. The peeling bark reveals colors ranging from beige to orange, thus providing additional winter interest. It may be considered evergreen in the south.

Cultivation

A drought tolerant plant that is easy to grow in open shade to full sun.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Ericales
Family Ericaceae Heath family
Genus Vaccinium blueberry
Species Vaccinium arboreum farkleberry