Genus Species: Atriplex semibaccata
Common / Product Name: Berry or Creeping Saltbush
Habit: GROUND COVER (GC)
Height x Width: 0.1 – 0.3m x 1.00 – 3.00m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium
Coastal Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Evergreen: Evergreen perennial monoecious
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Rust
Irrigation: Yes requires regular water in dry periods. Long lived plant from 10 to 20 years depending on conditions.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -8°C for short periods once established.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C. Can tolerate higher temperatures for short periods over the summer months.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.