Atriplex halimus grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus also known as Mediterranean saltbush, Atriplex halimus perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental drought tolerant hedge plant and also for medical uses, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-11.

Atriplex halimus leaves

Leaves edible in color green-gray with ovate shape, the leaf taste it’s salty, sometime next to the flower the leaves become purple

Flower color green the flowers grow in the end of the stems and the color of the leaves changed to purple.

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How to grow Atriplex halimus growing and care:

Frost free (can survive light frost), well-drained soil (drained soil)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
1-3 m, 40-120 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (some varieties can grow in shade but need light very rare)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter, spring

General information about the flower:
Flower color green the flowers grow in the end of the stems and the color of the leaves changed to purple.

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can trip free

Information about leaves:
Salty leaves in ovate shape in gray-green color

Uses of Atriplex halimus leaves:
Pastry, eaten raw, cooked, dried, herb, spices, as salt

Scientific name:

Atriplex halimus

How to grow Atriplex halimus

Atriplex halimus leaves

Atriplex halimus plant care

Atriplex halimus plant

Atriplex halimus


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Spreads & Sauces
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Leaf color
  • Gray leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9