Atriplex leucophylla

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Botanical Name: Atriplex leucophylla
Common Name: Sand Mat or Beach Saltbush

A beautiful grey-green groundcover that does great in coastal areas very close to the ocean. Needs good drainage.

Plant Family: Chenopodiaceae

Plant Type: Shrub

Height by Width: 1' H x 3-6' W

Growth Habit: Mat-forming

Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous

Growth Rate: Fast

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Soil Preference: Well-draining

Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional

Cold Hardy to: Frost tender

Flower Season: Summer/Fall

Flower Color: Yellow

Endangered? Not Listed

Distribution: North Coast, Central Coast, San Francisco Bay, South Coast, Channel Islands

Natural Habitat: Sandy soils and dunes

Hummingbirds: FALSE
Birds: TRUE
Under Oaks: FALSE
Butterflies: FALSE
Aromatic: FALSE
Slope/Erosion: FALSE
Container: FALSE

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