Gaultheria shallon. Salal is a native, spreading, 6' evergreen shrub that grows abundantly in the PNW. It produces delicious berries that look somewhat similar to blueberries, but with minor soft hairs on the skin and a unique flavor like a mix of strawberry/grape when dead ripe. A primary berry harvested by native peoples throughout the region. Its waxy evergreen foliage is exported for floral bouquets throughout the world, putting this native plant at risk of significant species loss due to both legal and illegal over-harvesting. Full sun or partial shade, but likes moister conditions. Plants actually grow smaller in the sun. A beautiful native plant, this plant should have a place in every NW landscape, urban or rural. Grow your own bouquets! Zone 6-10.