Atriplex canescens

Atriplex canescens

Fourwing saltbush

Previous scientific name(s): Atriplex canescens ssp. canescens

Medium to tall, drought resistant, deciduous or evergreen shrub adapted to a wide range of soils from near sea level to 8,500 ft. Not tolerant of high water tables. Excellent palatability to all classes of livestock and wildlife. Provides excellent cover for birds and small mammals. Since this plant occurs over such a wide range of ecotypes, it is important to plant seed that was harvested in similar environmental conditions, especially precipitation, temperature and elevation.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 7 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
- 8,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
11.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
52,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Summer