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Botanical Name:
Atriplex canescens

Common Name(s):
Four Wing Saltbush, Chamiso

Mountain States Nursery
Medium growing shrub 4-8'. Moderate-fast growing with additional water. Evergreen. Slender leaves, gray. Fire-retardant. Could be used as a hedge. Full sun, tolerant to heat & cold, salty & alkaline soils. Native across much of west sea level to . 8000'. Fast, long lived, dense rounded form. Fruit on females starts chartreuse turning brown. Good bird & mammal food as well as shelter. Extensive roots great for erosion control. Can be invasive with additional moisture. Quail attracted.

Information by George Hull MSN 
Root Hardy -30f
Sun: Half
Water: Low
Growth Rate: Moderate
Hydrozones: #2
Soil Type: Sandy
Soil Condition:
Soil pH: Neutral
Adverse Factors: N/A
Design Styles: Desert
Accenting Features: Unusual Foliage
Seasonal Interest: Summer
Location Uses: Background
Special Uses: Full
Attracts Wildlife: N/A
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Summer
Leaf Color: Grey
Bark Color: N/A
Fruit Color: N/A
Fruit Season: N/A
Fruit Type: N/A
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