The Thimbleberry is a medium-sized shrub that can reach heights of up to 8 feet at maturity. It is native to Western North America, including Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and parts of Ontario, as well as Washington State, Oregon, California, Arizona and New Mexico. In the spring, the large bright green maple leaf-shaped leaves form, blooming into brilliant white fragrant flowers in late spring to early summer. The bright red berries form during summer months. The species is hardy and grows at a medium rate, tolerating a range of growing conditions from full sun to full shade but prefers moist soil. In the wild, it is often found in conifer forests, including Firs, Redwoods and Pine.
The Thimbleberry is adaptable to different soil types and can grow in infertile soil, including sandy soils and clay as long as it is well drained. It prefers moist soil and is tolerant of wet soil. It is tolerant of seasonal flooding, but generally not to permanent standing water. It prefers full sun exposure, but is tolerant of partial shade conditions.
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