Atriplex nummularia – Old Man Saltbush

Old Man Saltbush has attractive silver foliage, growth habit tends to be sprawling to around 3 metres high and can get to 5 metres wide. Naturally growing in arid areas in all states of Australia, this is a very useful plant to grow as it tolerates high levels of salinity, alkalinity, severe drought and is good for stock feed. Will not tolerate waterlogging or excess humidity. Edible foliage and seed, it can be dried to be added to savoury dishes, or used fresh.

Family : Amaranthaceae
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Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid
Growth Habit : Deciduous
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Edible
Scientific Name: Atriplex nummularia
Common Name : Saltbush
Height : 3
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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