Salal

Gaultheria shallon

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.

Special features

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Special features

Origin

America, North, America

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes

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.

Personality

Family

Ericaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally pest and disease free.
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