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PlantFiles: Salal, Lemon-leaf Salal, Oregon Wintergreen,
Gaultheria shallon

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Family: Ericaceae (er-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gaultheria (gol-THAIR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: shallon (SHAL-lon) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Aromatic

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral anelson77 On May 3, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:

I have planted a bunch of salal plugs, ordered from the King Country Conservation Plant Sale. They are in part shade to sun. They live, but after 4 years, are barely getting started. The ones in the sun are growing fastest. They dont seem to need summer water, but do seem to like places with lots of tree litter. I have some older established ones, providing valuable evergreen filler in dry shady places under conifers. The older ones are vigorous, and spread steadily but slowly.

Positive growin On Jan 2, 2006, growin from Vancouver, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Groundcover plant that works best when planted at the base of trees or in naturalized areas. Will tolerate some drought and shade but tends to grow tall in shade. Prefers acidic soil that is well drained. Prune to keep looking fresh. Have seen mowed at some height which produces a clean low ground-cover. Evergreen foliage is attractive and often used in floral arrangements. Fruit can be used for crumble/pies.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Francisco, California
Eugene, Oregon
Harbeck-fruitdale, Oregon
Freeland, Washington
Gig Harbor, Washington
Lea Hill, Washington
Marysville, Washington
Olympia, Washington
Seattle, Washington



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