- Fresh Eating – fruit is like small blueberries
- Baking – pies, tarts, turnovers, etc. Use like blueberries or currants
- Cooking – can be used in savory dishes
- Preserves, jams, jellies, etc. The seeds are tiny (like strawberry seeds), so there is no need to strain them out
- Dried fruit
- Fruit Leather
- Flavoring component to beers, wines, liquers, etc.
- General insect (especially bees) nectar plant
- Wildlife food plant
- Wildlife shelter plant
- Groundcover plant – perfect for shady locations. Space about 3 feet (0.9 meters) apart.
- Windbreak Shrub (very dense plant)
- Hedge plant
- Drought tolerant plant
- Tea plant – from dried leaves
- Edible leaves – young leaves are reportedly edible, but I have yet to try this
- Salal is used in floral arrangements
- Dye plant – fruit and leaves
- Medicinal Uses
Yield: no reliable information can be found
Harvesting: Summer (July – August). Pick when the berries get dark and soft.
Storage: Like blueberries, will store fresh for about a week.