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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Strongly alkaline (8.5 – 9.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 6 feet
Plant Spread: 8 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: fruit has four wings at roughly 90-degree angles
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Guardian plant
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: more than 90 percent of the saltbush plants in any population are dioecious; male and female plants are required for seed set.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Dioecious

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Common names
  • Fourwing Saltbush
  • Chamiso
  • Wingscale
  • Salt Sage
  • Grey Sage Brush

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Location: SE Michigan
Date: 2017-08-12
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