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Quail Bush, Atriplex lentiformis.

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Quail, Bush, Atriplex, lentiformis; Also known as: Big Saltrbush, Quailbush, Big Saltbush, Coastal Quail Bush, Saltbush, Brewers Salt Bush, Atriplex lentiformis subsp. lentiformis. At the Phoenix Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs.
Big Saltbrush.
Quail Bush. Atriplex lentiformis. February 27, 2008.
At Phoenix Arizona Desert Botanical Garden.
Quail, Bush, Atriplex, lentiformis; Also known as: Big Saltbrush, Quailbush, Big Saltbush, Coastal Quail Bush, Saltbush, Brewers Salt Bush, Atriplex lentiformis subsp. lentiformis. At the Phoenix Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs.Quail, Bush, Atriplex, lentiformis; Also known as: Big Saltbrush, Quailbush, Big Saltbush, Coastal Quail Bush, Saltbush, Brewers Salt Bush, Atriplex lentiformis subsp. lentiformis. At the Phoenix Arizona, Desert Botanical Garden. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment.  Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs.
Big Saltbrush.
Quail Bush.
Atriplex lentiformis.
Big Saltbrush.
Quail Bush.
Atriplex lentiformis.

Quail Bush.
Atriplex lentiformis, Goosefoot Family: ( Chenopodiaceae ), Quail Bush. Also called: Big Saltbush, Quailbush, Big Saltbush, Coastal Quail Bush, Saltbush, Brewers Salt Bush, Atriplex lentiformis subsp. lentiformis.

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Most people know this plant by the name Big Saltbrush.

An evergreen, dioecious shrub, spreading to round in shape. About 5 to 8 feet tall, it can reach a 4 to 8 feet spread. It's leaves are simple, alternate, pubescent, round to somewhat triangular, with a pale gray green color, up to 2 1/2 inches long an 1/4 inch wide.

Survives in salty soil.

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.


Quick Notes:

Height: Up to about 5 - 8 feet in height. Spreading to about 4 - 8 feet.

Flowers: Staminate and pistillate flowers are borne on separate plants in dense, terminal paniculate spikes. Greenish flowers.

Flowering Time: Late May - Mid August.

Leaves: Simple, alternate, pubescent, round to somewhat triangularwith a pale gray green color.

Found: The USDA claims it is native to the USA (AZ, CA, HI, NV, UT). It is native in Arizona to the western half of the state. It is also native to northwestern Sonora, & Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: 0 - 4,000 feet.

Habitat: Chalky/alkaline, dry, sandy, well-drained/light soils. An ideal xeriscape landscape plant in Arizona.

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix Arizona, February 27, 2008.

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