Coast Saltbush

Scientific NameAtriplex cinerea
Size and formA striking silver spreading shrub 1-2m high and 2-3m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitPlants are monoecious; separate male and female flowers occur on the same plant or sometimes separate plants (dioecious). The male flower is a red colour in terminal clusters. The small female flowers are a cream colour occurring in the leaf stem axils. Flowers occur September to March. Foliage is dense and a glistening silver colour.
Growing conditionsSuitable for sandy soils in a full-sun position. Grows well in coastal areas near the shore and is thus very tolerant of salt spray. Useful as a screen plant and can even be clipped into a hedge.