Scientific Name: Gaultheria shallon Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Common Name:salal Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:EricaceaeHabit: Irregular, Dense, Spreading
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Flowering cut plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 5 - 7m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Lustrous, Ovate, Dentate
Flowers: Raceme, (Floriferous), White, Pink, May- Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Edible, (Accessory tissue), Blue, Black, Jul- Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Erosion control, Floristry, Group or mass planting, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Reclamation, Wildlife food, Woodland margin, Attract birds
Key ID Features:Native evergreen shrub; leaves broadly ovate, thick, dark green with minute serrations; stems pubescent; raceme of fuzzy, urn-shaped pinkish white florets; fruit a capsule surrounded by red then dark blue to black, fuzzy, fleshy accessory tissue (appears berry-like).