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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
description:
Suckering, bushy shrub with leathery leaves and clusters of pale pink bell shaped flowers, followed by purple fruits.

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

usage:
Good for woodland gardens on acid soils.

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