Atriplex canescens (Four Wing Saltbrush)

This Great Basin native can be found growing in the worst soils our area can offer. It has gray foliage and an almost lime green flower structure that is showy in late summer. This plant is good forage for small mammals and birds love the seeds. Saltbush grows 6 ft. tall by 4 ft. wide, prefers full sun, dry well-drained soil and water once every two weeks (best used in a native area with very little applied water).

Category:  Shrubs
Water Use:  Very Low
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Height x Spread:  6 ft. x 4 ft.
Native:  Yes
Color:  Green
Bees:  No
Birds:  Yes
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  No
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Soil:  Salt-tolerant
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time: Summer