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Gaultheria shallon Pursh
salal
GASH

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential Yes
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant Yes
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Purple
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 1
Height, Mature (feet) 6.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance None
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 200
Hedge Tolerance High
Moisture Use High
pH, Minimum 5.5
pH, Maximum 7.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 700
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 11000
Precipitation, Minimum 55
Precipitation, Maximum 125
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 7
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring
Commercial Availability Contracting Only
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 5000000
Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/24/2014 05:13 PM CDT