Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database

Vaccinium parvifolium (Red Huckleberry)


 Plantae – Plants


 Tracheobionta – Vascular plants


 Spermatophyta – Seed plants


 Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants


 Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons






 Ericaceae – Heath family


 Vaccinium L. – blueberry


 Vaccinium parvifolium Sm. – red huckleberry

”Parviflorum” means “small-leafed” and indeed the foliage and twigs are delicate on this shrub.

Tiny greenish to flesh-colored flowers tuck themselves along the green twigs.

Fruits are an attractive salmon-egg red and very tasty, although maybe not as plentiful as the other two species. They are relished by many wild animals and were held in high regard by Native groups.

Growing from 3-12,’ Red Huckleberry is widespread in the northwest. It is hardy from USDA 6-10.

It prefers partial shade and rotted log material. An excellent neighbor for the Pacific Rhodie.


For a short comparison of northwest native huckleberry family plants, click here.

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