USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-8
AHS Heat Zone: 8-6
Chill Requirement: 50-450 hours/units depending on the species and variety
Plant Type: Small to medium-sized Shrub
Leaf Type: Evergreen
Forest Garden Use: Shrub Layer, Groundcover Layer
Cultivars/Varieties: This plant has not been developed much
Pollination: Self-Pollinating/Self-Fertile. Pollinated by insects.
Flowering: April – June
Years to Begin Bearing: 2-3 years
Years of Useful Life: No good information available, but since this plant produces runners so easily, an individual plant’s lifespan is not that important. An established community of Salal will live almost indefinitely.
The small berries have soft hairs on them – reminiscent of raspberries.
Salal berries will open as they mature.
Fully mature berries. Fruits are usually picked for eating before this stage.