Unusually tolerant of direct seashore conditions and highly alkaline desert soils, saltbushes are grown for their gray or silvery foliage. Flowers and seeds attract birds. Need good drainage. Often become straggly with age; to keep them compact, cut back previous year’s growth by one-third each year before the first flush of spring growth. Plants are fire resistant.Atriplex confertifolia
Native to high plains and mesas from eastern Oregon and California to North Dakota, and south to northern Arizona,western Texas, and Mexico. A mounded, woody, spiny subshrub,1–3 ft. tall and wide,with rounded, whitish leaves and pinkish or yellowish flower spikes in early summer.
Native toNevada, Arizona, east to Coloradoand New Mexico. Slow to15–30 ft. (rarely 50 ft.) tall, halfa...
Bushy growth to 1 1/2 ft. high and wide, with profuse, narrow, shiny green leaves. Blossoms of ‘Pike’s...
Native to high plains and mesas from eastern Oregon and California to North Dakota, and south to north...