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Salal | Gaultheria shallon

Evergreen groundcover/creeping shrub that grows up to 5′ tall. Glossy evergreen leaves with white urn-shaped flowers that hang down along the stem and fruits that are reddish-blue to dark purple. Foliage used in floral arrangements. Helps prevent weed establishment. Ideal for areas where tall shrubs are not desired but neither are weeds.

Plant Details

HabitatsRiparian Forests, Bottomland Forests, Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Habitat NotesMixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Years Planted at Arboretums2012, 2012
Mature Height2-3’
Shade Preferencepart shade
Soil ToleranceDry to moist
Special UsesAttracts insects, bees and butterflies; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Ornamental; Deer resistant