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 lentiformis
Native to alkaliwastes in California valleys anddeserts and east to Nevada,Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Densely branched, sometimesspiny shrub, to 3–10 ft. highand 6–12 ft. wide. Oval, bluishgray leaves 1/2–2 in. long. Useful as salt-tolerant informal hedge or windbreak.
Native to alkaliwastes in California valleys anddeserts and east to Nevada,Utah, Arizona, and New Mexi...
Native to central Texas.Herbaceous plant 1 1/2–2 ft. high and 1–1 1/2 ft. wide, with rich green foliag...
Native from North Dakota and Montana south to New Mexico and Arizona, this is the state flower of Utah...