This attractive, evergreen, small shrub 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. Salal grows in full sun or partial shade on the coast and in partial shade in warmer, interior regions.
Latin Name: Gaultheria shallon
Site and Soil: Salal likes 1/2 day to full sun on the coast, partial shade in warmer, interior regions and acidic, well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: ISalal is self-fertile
Hardiness:Salal is hardy to minus 10° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-6 ft.
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 2-3 pints
Pests & Diseases: Salal is not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: 4-7, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed