Northwest Native Berry Bundle
The Pacific Northwest’s forests are loaded with berry plants of all kinds. From mountain huckleberry fields that have been managed for centuries to gorgeous thickets of salal looking out over the Pacific Ocean from a cliff’s edge, there are berries of all types and flavors all summer long. Though these species are obviously well adapted to the immediate West Coast they also perform well anywhere temperatures don’t get below 0 degrees F. Grow your own backyard berry thicket with these beautiful evergreen shrubs in our Northwest Native Berry Bundle!
Salal is an attractive, evergreen, small shrub that displays profuse, delicate, white and pink, bell-shaped flowers accented by glossy, dark green foliage. The abundant, dark purple, blueberry-size berries ripen in late summer and are juicy, sweet and tasty. Good for fresh eating and drying, they also make tasty jam and preserves. A very valuable food source for millennia in the Pacific Northwest. Salal grows in full sun or partial shade on the coast and in partial shade in warmer, interior regions.
Growing throughout our Northwest coastal forests, this very attractive, upright growing shrub, Evergreen Huckleberry is prized for its deep green, evergreen foliage and flavorful, juicy, dark blue fruit, which is great for fresh eating and makes delicious preserves and Huckleberry pies. Likes shade or sun and moist, well-drained, acidic soil. It will grow to 8 ft. in height in the shade and 3-4 ft. in height in the sun. Space 2-3 ft. apart to make a beautiful, edible, evergreen hedge. Works well planted amongst Salal for a gorgeous Northwest Native edible landscape.
Oregon’s State Flower, Oregon Grape is an attractive, drought-resistant, evergreen shrub that grows to about 6 ft. in height and spread. Oregon Grape displays abundant, small yellow flowers in early spring accented by glossy green foliage, which often turns purple-red or bronze in the winter. Following the flowers are heavy crops of dark blue berries, which make excellent jelly.