Scarlet Ovation Evergreen Huckleberry
Easy, Native Edible Evergreen Hedge
If you want to grow blueberries in your landscape, you'll want to consider this unique, compact pollinator partner for bigger yields. Ever tried huckleberry pancakes? They are delicious!
Scarlet Ovation Evergreen Huckleberry (Vacciunium ovatum 'VacSid1') is a seriously cute, little native evergreen shrub. Developed in British Columbia, it features several neat tricks.
First, it's a native plant that will bring butterflies and birds to your yard.
In spring, the new foliage develops as a beautiful, bronze red which deepens into glossy green as it matures. This color show happens even in partial shade.
Next, the rounded and compact growth habit makes this a wonderful choice for low hedges. It's a classy edible replacement option for the edging plants in your front yard landscaping. Trim it for more formal look, or let it go "wild" (it won't get rangy on you.)
Showy white flowers develop in spring and become showy dark blue huckleberries in August. It's delightful to watch the transformation, beautiful to look at, and the berries have a complex taste reminiscent of blueberries, but with a bit more "tang", in a good way.
With this plant, there's no muss and no fuss. It's nearly maintenance free. You'll enjoy the berries, if the birds will let you get to them. You'll feel like a real wilderness trouper with these cooked into your pancakes.
You can also grow it in containers on your patio or flanking your front door. The rounded habit will look lush and full for you all year round. Just make sure the pots have excellent drainage (add more drainage holes if you need to.)
We'll have a hard time keeping this interesting - and beautiful - variety in stock, so please order yours today!
- Native Berry
- Rounded Shape
- Pretty Spring Foliage
- Great as a Hedge, or in Containers
- Blueberry Pollination Partner
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Botanical Name||Vaccinium ovatum 'VacSid1'|
|Mature Height||2-3 Feet|
|Mature Spread||2-3 Feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|