Vaccinium arboreum


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Pot Size: full quart

Plant Description

Farkleberry is an erect shrub or small tree common throughout the southeast in dry, acidic, rocky woods. It has dark green, lustrous leaves which turn a fiery red holding on late in the season before falling off, then revealing attractive exfoliating bark. Small white spring flowers make way for clusters of black, inedible berries which persist into the winter. Farkleberry is a good choice for dry, acidic, rocky woods. It responds well to pruning so you can have a short spreading shrub, a tall upright shrub, or a small tree. Try a wood's edge planting featuring Farkleberry, Alumroot, and Eared Coreopsis.



Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type

Shrub, Tree

Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Half and half,

Mostly shady

Soil Condition

Average, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry




36 or taller




Flower Color


Bloom Time

Late spring



Hardiness Zones

7, 8, 9