Saltbush growing shrub of the genus Atriplex also known as Orache, Saltbush 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 4-11.
Leaves edible in color green-gray or purple with ovate, elliptic or triangle shape, the leaf taste it’s salty, sometime next to the flower the leaves become purple.
Flower color can be: red, pink, purple or green the flowers grow in the end of the stems and the color of the leaves changed to purple.
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Requirements for Saltbush growing and care:
Frost free (can survive light frost), well-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:
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 40-120 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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 as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Winter to spring
General information about the flower:
Flower color red, pink, purple or green, the flowers grow in the end of the stems and the color of the leaves changed to purple.
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can trip free
Information about leaves:
Salty leaves in ovate shape in gray-green or purple color
Uses of Saltbush leaves:
Pastry, eaten raw, cooked, dried, herb, spices, as salt