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Atriplex lentiformis (Quailbush)

Atriplex lentiformis

This densely-branched deciduous shrub has spiny branch tips, affording excellent cover for wildlife. It occurs in dense stands, with individual plants varying in form. The small, dull gray-green leaves vary in shape from oblong to oval to deltoid. The plants are separately sexed with greenish flowers from late winter through spring, followed by tan papery seeds on the female plants. These seeds are an important food source for native birds and mammals. This saltbush is native to much of the Southwest, occurring on alkali flats. It is extremely drought and alkaline tolerant. Plant in full sun.

Plant Type Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Green
Flower Season Spring, Winter
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 3'-9' (ft)
Spread 6'-12' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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