Atriplex cuneata

Atriplex cuneata

Castle valley saltbush

Short, prostrate, evergreen shrub found on heavy alkaline soils along bottoms and flats from 4,000 to 7,000 feet elevation. Similar to A. corrugata but occupies slightly wetter sites. Provides fair to good forage.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
4,000 
- 7,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Best

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
10.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
30,300
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer