Salal Wildflower Seeds

Salal Wildflower Seeds

Regular price $4.80
Gaultheria shallon

Salal is a lush evergreen shrub native to the Pacific Northwest.

Highly variable in height, it grows from 20cm-5m (8in-16ft) tall. The shiny dark green leaves are somewhat egg shaped, leathery, and finely serrated. The white to pin urn-shaped flowers develop into reddish-blue to nearly black berries.

Salal thrives in coniferous forests from rocky bluffs to the seashore. It is moderately shade tolerant and does well in most soil types and moisture conditions.

Salal berries were one of the most important fruits for coastal aboriginal people. They were eaten fresh or dried, and were often made into cakes with other berries and salmon eggs. The leaves of Salal were thought to act as a hunger suppressant when chewed. Today, Salal berries are used for making jams and preserves, and the beautiful leaves are often used in floral arrangements.

Detailed germination instructions are inside the package.