Atriplex confertifolia

Atriplex confertifolia

Shadscale

Previous scientific name(s): Atriplex collina, Atriplex jonesii, Atriplex subconferta

Small to medium evergreen to deciduous shrub, 1 to 3 ft. tall, adapted to soils with moderate to good drainage. Extremely salt and alkaline tolerant. Occurs on bottoms, flats and foothills from 1,500 to 7,500 ft. elevation. Highly palatable to livestock and wildlife and especially important forage on winter range.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 3 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
1,500 
- 7,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Marginal
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
22.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
64,900
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer