A PNW native small evergreen shrub with leathery leaves and small white to pink flowers that transition to a dark purple-black edible fruit. Often used as a cut flower filler. Plant in rich, well-drained soil in part shade and mulch with arborist chips or leaves to mimic where it grows naturally in woodland areas. Easy to care for once established. How much sun it gets will affect the height it grow to. Plants in shady areas will grow up to 5′ tall, whereas plants that get more sun may only grow 1-2 ‘ tall.
Gaultheria shallon (Salal)