Gaultheria shallon or salal is a lovely BC native that offers sweet edible blue-black berries long prized by First Nations peoples.
Gaultheria shallon or salal is a lovely BC native with leathery mid green, evergreen foliage on arching stems. The spring flowers hang like tiny white to pale pink bells and are followed by sweet edible blue-black berries long prized by First Nations peoples. Great for the woodland garden, in dry shade, and as long-lasting greenery in flower arrangements.
Common Name: Salal
Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Grows on sandy or peaty soils in shady positions from the coast up to elevations of 800 metres in coniferous forest understoreys and forest edges.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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