Botanical Name: Atriplex canescens
 Common Name: Fourwing Saltbush
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Green

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green, Grey

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Allergenic

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Hedge, Screen, Mass Planting, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Wildlife

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Medium shrub grows to 5' x 8'. Gray green leaves and non-showy flowers. Tolerant of reflected sun and very little water. Native across much of western North America. Dense rounded form. Fruit on females starts chartreuse turning brown. Good wildlife food as well as shelter.
Frost tolerant to 0 F.