Giant Fourwing Saltbush (Atriplex canescens var. gigantea)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 1-6.6 feet (.31-2 meters)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: Only female and hermaphroditic plants have fruit.
Flowers: Showy
Inconspicuous
Other: Male flowers are showy, female flowers are not.
Flower Color: Green
Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Endangered: Restricted to the Little Sahara Sand Dunes of Juab County, Utah where it is threatened by off-road vehicle use.

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