Atriplex canescens - Fourwing Saltbush
Atriplex canescens
Common Name Fourwing Saltbush, Chamisa, Cenizo
Latin Name Atriplex canescens
Family / Origin Chemopodiaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 2-24 / 6-10
Type / Form Shrub / Medium to large
Native Habitat Dry areas of the west from 3,000 to 8,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, lime, well drained
Exposure Sun
Water Once per month
Height X Width Maximum 9 feet X 8 feet, usual 5 feet X 5 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Grey, evergreen
Flowers Yellow flowers May to September, evergreen grey leaves
Bark / Roots Light gray-brown, older stems can become very irregularly furrowed
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, hedge, background, parkways, specimen
Garden Suitability Moonlight, Thornless, Songbird
Nature Value Birds use seeds, plant browsed by small mammals
Native American Uses All parts of plant are edible
Links  
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Chenopodiaceae/Atriplex_canescens.html
    Images and data http://www.naturesongs.com/vvplants/saltbush.html
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/other-plants/plant06.html
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=967
    Images and data http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/syllabus2/factsheet.cfm?ID=481
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atriplex_canescens
    Images and data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/atrcan/all.html
    Images and data http://www.wnmu.edu/academic/nspages2/gilaflora/atriplex_canescens.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=atca2
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/FourwingSaltbush/FourwingSaltbush.htm
    Images and data http://www.desertusa.com/mag00/sep/papr/sitbush.html
    Images and data http://www.scienceviews.com/plants/fourwingsaltbush.html
    Images and data http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/yellow%20enlarged%20photo%20pages/atriplex.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59518/
    Images and data http://www.nazflora.org/Atriplex_canescens.htm
    Images and data http://www.theodorepayne.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Atriplex_canescens&redirect=no
    Images and data http://www.utep.edu/leb/chih/gardens/plants/atriplca.htm
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Atriplex+canescens
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242100016
    Distribution, images, and data http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ATCA2
    Nursery and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/103.htm
Note: High pollinator
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