Details
G. shallon is an evergreen shrub that reaches around 1.2m tall and spreads by underground stems. It has heart-shaped or ovate leaves borne on bristly stems that are reddish when young becoming rough and brown with age. Small, pendant bell-shaped flowers in light pink and white appear in early summer. Edible, hairy, dark-purple fruits ripen in late summer.

Hardiness
H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)

Aspect
South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

Exposure
Sheltered or Exposed
 

Moisture
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil
Loam, Clay, Sand

pH
Acid, Neutral

Size
Ultimate height
1-1.5 metres
Ultimate spread
0.5-1 metres
Time to ultimate height
5-10 years

How to grow
Cultivation
Grow in moist or dry acidic soils in shade or partial shade where it will make good groundcover. Can colonise when planted in the landscape, for example on heathland as game cover
Propagation
Propagate by seed or by division of plants. Pot up with soil attached for best results
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Cut Flowers City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

How to care
Pruning
Pruning group 8
Pests
Generally pest free
Diseases
Generally disease free

Info. courtesy of the RHS

Gaultheria shallon

£7.40Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ