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Salal

Gaultheria shallon

Also known as

Shallon, Oregon wintergreen

Gaultheria shallon 1676 by (talk) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

8a-9b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Gaultheria shallon, Nehalem, Oregon
Salal berries
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A photo of Salal

Salal Overview

With its spreading habit it makes a versatile addition to slightly difficult locations such as banks and slopes providing all year round interest as well as Ground cover. It's evergreen leaves provide a backdrop for it's racemes of nodding pink and white bell flowers that develop into dark purple berries which are both aromatic.

Common problems with Salal

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest Salal

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Salal

    Seed

    Cuttings

    Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.

    Division

    Special features of Salal

    Ground cover

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive fruits

    Other uses of Salal

    Preferring neutral to acidic soil and shady locations this evergreen shrub is a useful plant for awkward banks, slopes and low maintenance gardens as well as in containers, gravel or rock gardens. It also lends itself to sub tropical plantings.

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    These beautiful, spreading plants will quickly cover exposed or problem areas.

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