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botanical name:
Gaultheria shallon
Gaultheria shallon © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Salal, Shallon
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 1.50m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: purple
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Suckering, bushy shrub with leathery leaves and clusters of pale pink bell shaped flowers, followed by purple fruits.

Thrives best in moist, peaty acid soil in partial shade. Tolerates full sun if not too dry.

Good for woodland gardens on acid soils.

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