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Species: Salal

Scientific Name: Gaultheria shallon

Classification: Ground Cover Shrubs



Description: The Salal, also commonly known as Shallon is a robust medium-sized shrub that can reach heights of up to 5 feet. It is an evergreen species, with medium-sized green, ova- shaped leaves. In the spring, blooms appear which erupt into pink to white bell-shaped flowers, which yield to clusters of dark blue, edible berries in the summer months. In the wild, the species is commonly found among conifer forests. It is a fast growing species, hardy and tolerant to a range of different soil types, including sandy soils. It is adaptable to dry to moist soils and can tolerate full sun to full shade exposure. It makes a good ground cover shrub and can also be pruned into a border shrub and occasionally a privacy shrub. The pruned branches are a favorite for flower shops and are very suitable for flower arranging.

Site Conditions: The Salal is adaptable to a range of soil types, including less fertile sandy soils. It prefers mostly dry soil, but can tolerate moist soil, providing that it is well drained. It prefers partial shade exposure and can tolerate full shade exposure.

Stock: This species is in stock and available for pickup at our Arlington, WA location or available for delivery

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