Grayia spinosa

Grayia spinosa

Spiny hopsage

Previous scientific name(s): Atriplex grayi, Atriplex spinosa

Semi-evergreen shrub, 2 to 4 ft. tall with a deep root system found on dry shallow to deep soils from near sea level to 7,500 feet elevation. Extremely drought tolerant. Good palatability for sheep, goats and deer, especially in dormant months; poor for cattle.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 4 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
- 7,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
4.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
254,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring