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Coast Saltbush

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Scientific name
Atriplex cinerea
Common name
Coast Saltbush
Plants that Clothe the Bluff
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Plant Form
Forbs
Where to find
Cliff and Plateau
Foliage
Silvery-grey leaves
Flower
Male flowers are reddish-purple in dense globular clusters, while female flowers are cream, occurring in axillary clusters
Size
H 1 – 2 m x W 2 – 3 m
Flowering
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Description
Coast Saltbush is a dense, hardy, spreading shrub with brittle branches and silver-grey leaves. The male and female flowers usually appear on different bushes, with the small fleshy fruit developing in autumn on the female shrub.

This is an invaluable plant for stabilisation and thrives in areas of coastal wave impact. It will colonise exposed foreshore areas and provide protection for birds and other frontline plants.

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