Atriplex semibaccata

Atriplex semibaccata

Australian saltbush

Small to medium evergreen shrub introduced into the USA from Australia. Adapted to well drained medium textured soils on a wide variety of sites to 3,000 ft. elevation. Provides excellent forage to wildlife and livestock, especially sheep.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 3 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
- 3,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
27.10 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
100,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer