Salal is an important berry in Pacific NW coastal Indians diets. The berries, the size of blueberries and blue-black in color, were traditionally eaten dried, in cakes, and and are also great fresh from the bush. Fully ripe salal berries from robust, healthy bushes are flavorful and juicy.
If planted in mostly sun, the beautiful, upright, leathery-leaved bush will grow only about 2 feet tall. In shade it can reach upwards of 5 feet tall. Space plants 2 feet apart in sunnier locations, 4 feet in shade. Keep roots moist in all locations. Plant are rooted in a 4 inch pot.
USDA Zone: 6-10
Grow Height: 2'-5'
Sun: Part Sun to Full Shade
Ripening Time: August