Sparkleberry
Vaccinium arboreum

Family Ericaceae
Genus Vaccinium
Specific Epithet arboreum
Arboretum Collection LT,ST
Lifecycle deciduous large shrub to small tree
Fall Color Red to crimson
Size 5-10 meters tall
Bloom Time May
Flower White
Bark brown to red exfoliating in strips
Leaf Size 1/2 to 2" long x 1/4 to 1/2" wide
Leaf Margin Entire
Leaf Arrangement Alternate
Leaf Type Simple
Description Slow growing with a twisting habit. Berries eaten by a variety of birds and mammals.
Cultural Requirements Adaptable, but often found in understory of upland forests.
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Fall color

Fall color

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