Atriplex polycarpa

Atriplex polycarpa

Desert saltbush

Evergreen shrub up to 4 ft. tall. Occurs on medium to well drained soils on alkaline flats, bottoms and along drainages from near sea level to 4,000 ft. elevation. Often occurs in dominant stands. Highly palatable to livestock and wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

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

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
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: 
21.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
800,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer