Rhagodia spinescens ‘Silver Border’ – Creeping Saltbush


A compact and hardy shrub with attractive silvery foliage and a nice dense habit. Very low maintenance plant for landscaping work. It can be pruned to shape if desired to form an informal low hedge. Grow in full sun to light shade, in most soil types as long as they get reasonable drainage. Frost and drought tolerant, and suits coastal sites as it is salt tolerant. Grows in a wide range of soil types including clay and limey soil. It is reputed to be a fire retardant plant. The dense foliage makes good shelter for small creatures like lizards and birds.

Family : Chenopodiaceae
Cultivar Name: Silver Border
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Rhagodia spinescens
Common Name : Creeping Saltbush
Height : 1.2
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Lizards