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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone: Zones 3-9
Bloom Season: Spring (usually April)
Bloom Color: White/pink
Height at Maturity: Depending on the variety, 6-12 ft.
Soil Type Preferred: Well-drained, acidic, moist
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial sun, or full shade
With a well-established reputation as a delicious snack, huckleberries are often compared to blueberries in terms of taste.
Common huckleberry plant varieties include mountain huckleberry, dwarf huckleberry, black huckleberry, and grouseberry. While growth patterns and conditions are commonly shared between different huckleberry plants, they can be used for distinct purposes.
Huckleberry plants are often used as ornamental shrubs and can be planted as either singular units or in large groups. In addition to its fruit, huckleberry plants are great for attracting pollinators such as hummingbirds and butterflies. In many regions, huckleberry plants are evergreen and provide sightly foliage year-round.
During the spring, white flowers with slightly pink edges start to bloom. Blossoming usually occurs in bunches and the center of the flowers possess a yellowish core. New leaves typically start as red when developing, but then slowly turn a dark green color and begin to produce a glossy shine.
Huckleberry plants require very limited supervision to be maintained, with the occasional trim being all that’s necessary to ensure plant health.
Slightly acidic and well-drained soil is preferred, although different huckleberry varieties will have specific needs. Generally, huckleberry plants grow fastest and are most healthy when placed under the shade, although this usually results in fewer berries being produced as a lot of suns are necessary to stimulate fruit growth.
While most huckleberry plants are resilient in general, some strains will be especially resistant to drought conditions while others will be able to tolerate significantly more wet environments.