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Salal or Shallon : DESIGNING WITH THIS PLANT




  • 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

    Life Span:
    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.

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