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Atriplex canescens

Four-wing Saltbush

Atriplex

Comments

An evergreen, highly drought tolerant native desert plant presenting small narrow leaves and branches that are covered with silvery pubescence; summer flowers are insignificant; showy clusters of gold-tan four-winged fruits appear in late summer

Description

An evergreen, highly drought tolerant native desert plant presenting small narrow leaves and branches that are covered with silvery pubescence; summer flowers are insignificant; showy clusters of gold-tan four-winged fruits appear in late summer

Landscape Attributes

Four-wing Saltbush is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds and bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Four-wing Saltbush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Four-wing Saltbush will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. This is a dioecious species, meaning that individual plants are either male or female. Only the females will produce fruit, and a male variety of the same species is required nearby as a pollinator.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

8 feet

6 feet

alkaline

sandy

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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