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Atriplex canescens, Fourwing Saltbush, also called Shadscale, grows in drought tolerant areas, and does well in alkaline or saline, well draining soil.
This is a wonderful native shrub that can attain a height of up to 8 feet.
It tolerates temperatures to 0 degrees F once well established.
This is another important, nearly maintenance free shrub which provides important shade and cover to wildlife.
USDA Zone(s): 6-10
Sunset Zone(s) 2-24
Blooming Period: Spring
Color: Bright Gold
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type: Gravelly, sandy,alkaline, saline
Water Usage: Xeric once established
Collection elevation: 3400
Location: San Bernardino County