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Gaultheria shallon

Pronunciation: Gawl-thee-ree-a shal-lon
Family: Ericaceae
Common Name: Salal, shallon
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs
Height to: 4'
Width to: 5'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
Sun Exposure:
  • part sun
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • late spring
  • early summer
Bloom Description: Salal (gaultheria shallon) produce arching racemes, to 4" long, of broadly urn-shaped, pink-suffused white flowers, which are followed by purple fruit, to 1/2" across.
Soil Type: Grow in acidic, peaty, moist soil in partial shade; full sun may be tolerated where the soil is permanently moist.
  • Yes
Plant Perks:
  • Edible
  • Rock Garden
  • Mass Planting
Pests and Diseases: Black mildew, powdery mildew, leaf gall and fungal spots can occur.
Propagation: Sow salal (gaultheria shallon) seed in containers outdoors in a cold frame in autumn. Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer, or remove rooted suckers (if produced) in spring
Native to: W. North america
Winter Sowing Zones: Zones 6-8
Notes for Identification: Salal (gaultheria shallon) is a compact, bushy shrub, spreading vigorously by suckers, with red shoots and broadly ovate, sharp-pointed, bristly toothed, glossy dark green leaves, to 4" long. All parts may cause mild stomach upset if ingested, except the fruits, which are edible. Source: various sources including the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants and the usda
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Trees, Shrubs
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