Salal - 4" band
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.
Habitat: Drought-tolerant, sun to part-shade/sun, dry or moist soils
Size: 3 - 6'
Wildlife: Nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds. 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 by ODFW Naturescaping (2001) reference.