Sparkleberry - Vaccinium arboreum
Most often encountered as shrubs, blueberries are perhaps best known for their cultivated varieties, but there are several natives, including a few trees. Sparkleberry is a southern tree that sometimes reaches over 25 feet in height, typically with an ireegular crown. It grows in woodlands, often in moist habitat. The deciduous (sometimes evergreen), alternate leaves are elliptic, stiff, often with tiny teeth. The flowers are male and female, white, and bell-shaped; they are borne in a profusion of drooping clusters. The black fruit is an edible berry, readily consumed by wildlife.