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Atriplex hymenelytra

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Atriplex hymenelytra

Botanical Name: Atriplex hymenelytra
Common Name: Desert Holly

Excellent for a dry rock garden or container. Needs sharp drainage and little or no water. Rare in the nursery trade, common in Eastern Sierra and Mojave Desert.

Plant Family: Chenopodiaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Low, dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Grey-green
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Southeast Peninsular Range, Eastern Sierra Nevada, Deserts
Natural Habitat: Slopes,washes, shrubland below 4800'

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