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Gaultheria shallon

Salal

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Colourful new growth, Flowers, Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Geoff Kidd, copyright GAP Photos (275918)

Plant details

This is a rather attractive thicket-forming, evergreen shrub from the west coast of North America with thick leathery leaves. The little clusters of pretty, pinkish, urn-shaped flowers are followed by aromatic, dark purple, edible berries. In mild climates it can be invasive.

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Gaultheria

Species: shallon

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Colourful new growth, Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to plant seeds: October to March

Time to divide plants: March to March

Flowering period: May to June


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