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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Gaylussacia baccata

Black Huckleberry, Crackleberry

Scientific Name:

Gaylussacia baccata

Genus:

Gaylussacia

Species Epithet:

baccata

Common Name:

Black Huckleberry, Crackleberry

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Red, Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Xeric, acidic forests and woodlands, rock outcrops, to 1600m elevation. Common in NC mountains, uncommon in piedmont and coastal plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Nice fall color

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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