Plant Care Dwarf Huckleberry

Dwarf Huckleberry

About Dwarf Huckleberry

Dwarf Huckleberry is a 2-foot deciduous shrub. The leaves are alternate with a fuzzy margin and yellow resin dots on the underside. Small, white to pale pink flowers mature in the spring. The shrub produces a small, blue to black drupe that matures in late summer. The drupes are edible and mature late summer into fall.


Gaylussacia dumosa

Also known as

dwarf huckleberry, bush huckleberry and gopherberry

How to care for Dwarf Huckleberry


How often to water your Dwarf Huckleberry

Water needs for Dwarf Huckleberry
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf Huckleberry needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dwarf Huckleberry in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf Huckleberry: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dwarf Huckleberry love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dwarf Huckleberry does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Dwarf Huckleberry

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dwarf Huckleberry: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dwarf Huckleberry after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Dwarf Huckleberry is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Dwarf Huckleberry

Dwarf Huckleberry

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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