Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead

Evergreen huckleberry

Vaccinium ovatum

About This Species

Zone 7b BC Native

Grow me instead of Daphne (Spurge-Laurel)

As the common name suggests, Vaccinium ovatum is an evergreen shrub growing to 2m high and 1.5 m wide. Can tolerate a wide range of light conditions and is very attractive to birds. Foliage is glossy and green with new red growth. Flowers are white-pink and bell- shaped in the spring, followed by showy black edible flowers in last summer-early fall.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Fire smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions