CREEPING SALTBUSH FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Creeping Saltbush is a perennial prostrate low creeping shrub, and grows up to 50 cm tall and 1.8 m wide.
Its leaves are opposite, flat and oblong (sometimes ovate), and around 10-20 mm long. They are smooth on top, scaly underneath and grey/green. New leaves are quite succulent.
Separate male and female flowers grow on the 1 plant. It flowers most of the year.
The fruits are cube/diamond-shaped berries, 2-5 mm long and wide.
widespread in dry habitat, moderate tolerance to salinity
Creeping Saltbush is found in eastern Queensland north to Cardwell, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, southern Northern Territory, south and west of Western Australia.
Height (m): 0.1 - 0.3
Spread (m): 1 - 3
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 300
Flower Colour: insignificant
Flower Season: frequent
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
|Common Name:||Creeping Saltbush|
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