native huckleberry in its springtime flowering stage with small bell shaped flowers
Native Huckleberry in its spring flowering stage
native huckleberry sod beginning to form berries which will ripen in summer
Huckleberry Native Sod beginning to form berries
native huckleberry shrub with berries ripening to a deep purple-black color
Native Huckleberry shrub with ripening berries

Native Sod: Huckleberry

Gaylussacia baccata

Huckleberry native sod is a deciduous shrub that bears clusters of small bell-shaped flowers in spring. These flowers are followed by edible purple-black berries in summer. Then in fall, the foliage of native huckleberry ranges from brilliant orange to fiery red. The springtime flowers attract pollinators and the edible berries provide food for humans as well as wildlife.

Black huckleberry is native from New England to the southeastern United States, throughout the Gulf Coast, and in parts of the midwest. Since huckleberry only grows from one to three feet tall, it makes a great understory plant or hedge in a naturalistic garden.

About Black Huckleberry Native Sod

Huckleberry native sod is an excellent substitute for lowbush blueberry in an area that doesn’t get full sun, since huckleberry only requires a few hours of sun per day. If you’re dealing with rocky soil, over time the plants will spread among the rocks. We recommend choosing a location with morning sun in order to achieve the best flower and fruit production. This native sod is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9, so keep your zone in mind.

Native huckleberry prefers dry to moderately moist conditions in acidic soil, especially sandy or rocky soils. Too much shade may cause decreased flower and fruit production. The flowers are self-fertile, so cross-pollination is not required.

Huckleberry native sod is sold by the square foot and each piece measures approximately 16″ x 24″. Whether you’re a landscape architect, contractor, or homeowner, New England Pro Greens and Turf can supply native huckleberry sod for you to install. If you aren’t able to install it yourself, then we can install it for you! Call us at 888-934-5999 for further information or to place an order.

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More Native Sods

New England Pro Greens and Turf can also supply Interrupted Fern, Lowbush Blueberry, Haircap Moss, Bunchberry, and Hay Scented Fern native sods. If you’re interested in a type of native sod you don’t see here, then contact us! We just may be able to provide it.

interrupted fern native sod has spore bearing leaflets that interrupt the broad fronds of the plant
Interrupted Fern Native Sod
in addition to hay scented fern lowbush blueberry is one of the most popular native sods we offer
Lowbush Blueberry Native Sod
haircap moss native sod prefers a damp and shady location in the landscape
Haircap Moss Native Sod
bunchberry native sod requires acidic soil and grows best in part to full shade areas of the landscape - also known as creeping dogwood
Bunchberry Native Sod
hay scented fern native sod is the most popular choice for a shady wooded landscape
Hay Scented Fern Native Sod

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