Fourwing saltbush

Atriplex canescens

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
Moderate

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
300
Max elevation:
8000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Graham
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Germination Overall: 
Low
Germination rate: 
Slow
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
Low
Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Not commonly available
Citations:
Springfield 1970; Aldon 1973; McArthur et al. 1983; Clary & Slayback, 1984; Baumgartner et al. 2000; Cox & &erson 2004