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Atriplex lentiformis

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Shrub
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun
Pollinators Wind?
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
8-12' × 6-8'
Flowering Season April-September
Flower Color Silver
Minimum Temperature Range 20-25 °F
Leaf Description Grey, slightly rounded or triangle shaped
Fruit Brown, in a papery capsule
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Elevation Range 229-3280 ft.
Description Quailbush is an extremely hardy, silver leafed shrub, which can serve as an excellent screening hedge. Plants generally grow wider then they do tall and can ultimately cover large areas. Wildlife is attracted to this plant because of its thick growth habit, salty leaves, and the seeds of pistillate plants. Be sure to give this plant plenty of room, it's not the best choice for planting right near sidewalks, or narrow walkways. This species can be planted along fence lines or as a living fence, it also works well as a foundation planting against the walls of buildings