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Plant Details

Vaccinium arboreum

Sparkleberry, Farkleberry

Scientific Name:

Vaccinium arboreum

Common Name:

Sparkleberry, Farkleberry

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub / Tree

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

30

Light:

shade

Soil Moisture:

xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

late April - June

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont, rare in Mountains

In bloom

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Paynter, Wilmington, April 2012

Flower close up

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Leaves

Sparleberry has exceptionally pretty, glossy leaves that are nearly evergreen on the coast.

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Bark

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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