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Atriplex lentiformis breweri

Quail Bush, Brewer Saltbush
Amaranthaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

ATRIPLEX

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 breweri

Native to California coast south of San Francisco Bay and to Channel Islands. Resembles A. lentiformis but is not spiny. Grows 5–7 ft. high and 6–8 ft. wide. Useful gray plant on oceanfront; will grow in reclaimed marine soil. Sometimes sheared into a hedge.

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