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Atriplex lentiformis ssp lentiformis

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Species Name: Atriplex lentiformis ssp lentiformis
Common Name: Quail Bush, Big Saltbush

Beautiful gray leaves. Great for quick cover and erosion control. Pest free. Excellent choice for bird gardens. Quail eat the seeds, and prefer the shrub for protective cover.

Plant Family: Chenopodiaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 10-15' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer/Fall
Flower Color: Pale-white
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Southern Sierra Nevada, deltaic Great Central Valley, San Joaquin Valley, Inner South Coast Ranges, South Coast, northern West Transverse Ranges, East Sierra Nevada, Deserts.
Natural Habitat: Alkaline or saline washes, dry lakes, shrubland; Elevation: below 4,500'

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