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Have you ever tried saltbush?

Saltbushes are halophytic (salt loving) shrubs that can help change the water table and surface soil characteristics so other plants can establish in a space.

We have five different saltbushes on our site, see if you can spot them all on our sit

  • The smaller saltbushes produce small edible berries that are great food for small animals like lizards, birds and insects.

  • Nodding Saltbush (Chenopodium nutans) forms a blanket on the surface, good groundcover choice.

  • Ruby Saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa) grows in every state across mainland.

  • Seaberry Saltbush (Rhagodia candolleana) will scramble almost anywhere - even through a sheoak.

Our two largest saltbushes, and probably the two most palatable ones for humans. Use in a salad, stir fry, casserole or as a garnish.

  • Old Man Saltbush (Atriplex nummularia) seeds and leaves are edible

  • Coastal saltbush (Atriplex cinerea) needs to be blanched first

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