Old Man Saltbush has attractive silver foliage, growth habit tends to be sprawling to around 3 metres high and can get to 5 metres wide. Naturally growing in arid areas in all states of Australia, this is a very useful plant to grow as it tolerates high levels of salinity, alkalinity, severe drought and is good for stock feed. Will not tolerate waterlogging or excess humidity. Edible foliage and seed, it can be dried to be added to savoury dishes, or used fresh.
|Scientific Name:||Atriplex nummularia|
|Other Common Names:||Old Man Saltbush|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Width:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.