Atriplex gardneri

Atriplex gardneri

Gardner saltbush

Previous scientific name(s): Atriplex buxifolia, Atriplex gordonii, Atriplex nuttallii, Atriplex nuttallii ssp. buxifolia, Atriplex nuttallii ssp

Short, prostrate, evergreen shrub occurring on heavy to medium textured soils in valley bottoms, plains and on slopes from 3,500 to 7,000 feet. Often occurs in pure stands. Extremely salt and alkaline tolerant. Provides excellent forage for livestock and wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
3,500 
- 7,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
13.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
111,500
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Summer