Gaultheria shallon - Salal
Native evergreen shrub, spreads by layering, suckering, and sprouting. Small white flowers. Moist to dry, full to part sun.
Height: This evergreen suckering and spreading shrub can grow from 1 to 8 ft. tall. Sometimes called a ground cover but can reach some height in a perfect habitat.
Habitat: Grows best in moist to dry soil full to part sun.
Foliage: Dark green, leathery, shiny, alternate, leaves with red edges on new growth.
Flowers: Small bell shaped white to light pink flowers bloom May to July.
Fruits: Edible berries are dark purple to purple blue.
Natural Habitat: Found in forest understory to coastal areas.
Why is it good for my garden? This native evergreen deserves a second look as a lush shrub that forms thickets for good bird habitat. Salal grows with rich-green leaves in shade or partial shade year round. Berries can be used to make jellies or jams, or if you’re a bird-watcher, can be left as food for visiting birds. Salal can tolerate coastal conditions and some salt spray.
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