Quail Bush
Atriplex lentiformis

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Atriplex (AT-ry-pleks) (Info)
Species: lentiformis (len-tih-FOR-mis) (Info)
Synonym:Obione lentiformis

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Green Valley, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Rosamond, California

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 4, 2010, hellnzn11 from Rosamond, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

CORRECTION TO PRIOR POST. This is the deciduous variety but it looks similar to the Canescens and the Torreyi. STILL GOOD IN SALTY SOILS WITH LOW FERTILITY AND EVEN CLAY OR CALECHE SOIL.