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Gaultheria shallon
Common Name: Salal Family: Ericaceae (The Heath Family)

Gaultheria shallon
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Notes:
This lovely BC native has leathery mid green, evergreen foliage on arching stems. The spring flowers hang like tiny white to pale pink bells and are followed by edible black berries that were prized by First Nations peoples. Great for the woodland garden, in dry shade and as greenery in flower arrangements.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Grows on sandy or peaty soils in shady positions from the coast up to elevations of 800 metres in coniferous forest understoreys and forest edges.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesYes 
BC NativeYes    

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