Atriplex semibaccata

Atriplex semibaccata, commonly known as Berry saltbush, is a small shrub that is native to Australia. It is an ideal plant for landscaping in coastal and arid regions due to its tolerance of salt and drought. The leaves are small and silvery-grey, and the plant produces small, edible berries that are dark red to black in color. It is a hardy plant that prefers well-drained soils in full sun, and can grow up to 1m tall and wide. Atriplex semibaccata is a great option for low-maintenance gardens, erosion control, and as a background plant in native gardens.

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Height: Up to 1 m

Width: Up to 1 m

Aspect: Prefers full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a wide range of soil types, including sandy and clay soils. It is a hardy plant that can tolerate drought and coastal conditions.

Flowers: Produces small, inconspicuous flowers that are not particularly showy.

Uses: Atriplex semibaccata is often used for erosion control and as a ground cover plant in landscaping projects. The plant is also useful in native gardens and as a food source for wildlife, including birds and small mammals. The fruit of the plant is edible and can be used in jams and other culinary preparations. The leaves of the plant can be used as a substitute for salt, as they contain a high concentration of salt.


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