Gaultheria shallon, 3.5" pot
Description: This sturdy evergreen shrub is found widely along the Pacific coast. Salal grows from 3 - 6,' mostly under evergreens where it spreads quickly to form dense thickets. White or pink flowers in late spring attract hummingbirds. Edible purplish berries.
Use Salal under evergreens & deciduous trees where most shrubs will not survive or as a low-maintenance ground cover. Salal is extremely adaptable, thriving in sun, shade, humus, infertile, dry or moist soils. It requires little care once established.
Drought-tolerant, sun to part-shade/sun, Food source for native butterfly caterpillars and native wildlife; food source, shelter, or nesting sites for birds; shelter for native amphibians or reptiles. Among species considered to be the most valuable wildlife plants.
nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds;
photo credit: 057A0863.jpg, Murray Foubister, Flickr, (CC BY-SA 2.0)
photo credit: J20171213-0049—Gaultheria shallon—RPBG-1, John Rusk, Flickr, (CC BY 2.0)
photo credit: salal, Jinx McCombs, Flickr, (CC BY-ND 2.0)