Gaylussacia frondosa
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Gaylussacia frondosa


  family ericaceae 
  genus gaylussacia 

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Genus  Gaylussacia Species  frondosa Variety  Cultivar  Common names  dangleberry   tangleberry Family  ERICACEAE Specimen number  S11944 Data source  GrUnFr p166
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  3' - 6' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are 1/2 in round, dark blue colored, with a white bloom on the skin and with numerous nutlets. It is sweet and good tasting. Gaylussacia frondosa is typically used in sweets. Dangleberry (sometimes called tangleberry) is most commonly used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing  3' Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Sweets Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts 1/2 in round, dark blue colored, with a white bloom on the skin and with numerous nutlets Flavor / texture  sweet and good tasting
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Gaylussacia frondosa to produce fruit. Typical crop spacing is 3'. Dangleberry (in some places called tangleberry) is typically propagated using a cutting. This plant is thought to originate from North America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Gaylussacia frondosa is deciduous in nature.

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