Atriplex canescens (Fourwing saltbush)

Medium to tall, drought resistant, deciduous or evergreen shrub adapted to a wide range of soils from near sea level to 8,500 ft. Not tolerant of high water tables. Excellent palatability to all classes of livestock and wildlife. Provides excellent cover for birds and small mammals. Since this plant occurs over such a wide range of ecotypes, it is important to plant seed that was harvested in similar environmental conditions, especially precipitation, temperature and elevation.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Chenopodiaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple Stem

Mature Height: 4 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Fruit/Seed Color: Green

Bloom Period: Late Spring

Annual Precipitation: 5-18 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: Up to 8,500 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: High

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.5-9.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 44,200

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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