| Farkleberry, Sparkleberry, Huckleberry, Winter Huckleberry|
Farkleberry is a small, stiff-branched, evergreen or persistent-leaved tree or large shrub found on acid, sandy, well-drained soils in fields, clearings, open mixed forests, dry hillsides and wet bottomlands in east Texas west to the Bastrop area. It has small, bell-shaped, drooping white or pinkish flowers in loose racemes followed by small, black inedible fruit that matures in the fall. The leathery, glossy green leaves turn rich red in autumn.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: white or pinkish
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: small black berries
Height: to 30 ft.
Width: to 40 ft.
Plant Character: evergreen semievergreen
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: medium
Soil Requirements: acid