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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:
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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:
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