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Salal

Gaultheria shallon

Plant Description

Showy, dark green leathery leaves and white to pink urn-shaped flowers. Edible (but not very tasty) berries are eaten by birds or made into jams. Usually forms a dense groundcover in the Willamette Valley, but it can grow to 8′ or more in ideal conditions in coastal areas. The foliage is used in floral arrangements and the flowers attract bumblebees and other pollinators.

Plant Details

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