Atriplex confertifolia | Shadscale is a┬ásmall, rounded shrub ideal for xeriscape gardens. The leaves are small, blue-gray with a little crinkle. The flowers aren’t noticeable but as with most saltbushes, the seeds are the attraction. The seeds are papery, translucent, and sometimes a deep tan color, or in some locations a rose color. Saltbushes need little or no maintenance once established and will perform best in lean, well drained soil with very low water, otherwise it will grow too soft and the branches will fall over.

Growth rate: Medium

Height: 2ft

Width: 3ft

Full Sun

Lean soil

Very low water

Zone 3-6