Vaccinium parvifolium Sm.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Vaccinium parvifolium' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/vaccinium/vaccinium-parvifolium/). Accessed 2020-09-20.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Vaccinium parvifolium' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/vaccinium/vaccinium-parvifolium/). Accessed 2020-09-20.

A deciduous shrub, varying in height from 1 to 6 ft; the stems and twigs slender, sharply angled (like V. myrtillus) when young, glabrous. Leaves oval, obovate, or nearly round, thin, 14 to 12 in. long, not toothed. Flowers solitary in the leaf-axils, nodding; corolla globular, pinkish white. Berries bright red, acid but very palatable, 14 in. across.

Native of western N. America from California to Alaska, in coastal forests. It is uncommon in gardens and its chief value as an ornament is in the beautiful red autumn colouring of its leaves.

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