Evergreen, Ground covers, Shrubs
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 semibaccata
Native to Australia but naturalized in parts of the West and Southwest. Forms a dense, foot-high mat of 1/2–1 1/2-in.-long, gray-green leaves. Spreads from 1–6 ft. or even wider. Excellent groundcover; plant 3 ft. apart.
Small, spiny cacti from South America, generally grown in pots. There is an enormous number of species...
Native to Australia but naturalized in parts of the West and Southwest. Forms a dense, foot-high mat o...
Grows to 4 in. high, 1–2 ft. wide. The cylindrical, ribbed, 2–3-in. joints fall off easily...