Sparkleberry Tree

Sparkleberry Tree

Sparkleberry Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Vaccinium arboreum
Hardiness Zones:   7 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Slow
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; dry to moist soil; drought tolerant
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Spreading shrub to small tree; crooked trunk
Height:   6 to 20
Weight:   --
Leaf:   .5 to 2" alternate, simple leaves; red fall foliage
Flower/Fruit:   Small, fragrant white flowers in spring; gritty nonjuicy berries last into winter
Comments:    Native; fruit attracts birds; shreddy bark with gray, brown, orange and red brown color; nectar plant for butterflies; larva food for Henry's elfin butterflies
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --