Evergreen Huckleberries: High Chill

Vaccinium ovatum

Zones 5–6 / 800-1,000 Chill Hrs.

The term “huckleberry” is used by many gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts to identify a type of wild blueberry. There are many different species in all corners of the world. Common to the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and inland coniferous forests, Evergreen Huckleberries have a long history of use by Native Americans as a food source and for colored dyes. These attractive plants grow well under forest canopies and also in the open sunlight. Huckleberries have care and maintenance requirements similar to their blueberry cousins.

Note About Outstanding Characteristics:  Our variety charts include a column titled "Outstanding Characteristics."   While each variety has multiple strong characteristics, we've added this column to simply highlight one special attribute that our team thinks stands out about each variety. Need a primer on how to easily select varieties?  Visit the Blueberries Simplified section of our website.


Denotes varieties licensed to Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. Please refer to our Variety Charts for license details.

  Fruit Bush Habit Outstanding Characteristic
Variety Zone Season Size Flavor Mature Size & Shape Fall Color
Native Star
Zone 5-7 Wild Tart 6 Ft, Upright Compact
Vaccinium ovatum. We have selected this clone from huckleberry populations with superior landscape and fruiting characteristics. Year round deep green, glossy foliage, late summer dark burgandy fruit and upright compact growth to 6’ make our Native Star Huckleberry an excellent choice for mass plantings or as specimen shrubs in full sun to dense shade. Licensor: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc. Exclusive Territory(s): US - Western States (WA, OR, CA, AZ), Republic of South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay Non-Exclusive Territory(s): US - All Other States, Chile, Mexico