BIG SALTBUSH suitable for counties:
HAWAII: Honolulu
NEVADA: Clark, Lincoln, Nye
UTAH: Washington
ARIZONA: Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Yavapai, Yuma
CALIFORNIA: Butte, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Big saltbush belongs to family of chenopodiaceae plants, its species name is lentiformis. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Big saltbush has green foliage and bears yellow colored flowers. Big saltbush booms in early summer.The plant grows in semi-erect form with multiple stems. Big saltbush is a moderately growing plant, a mature Big saltbush can grow up to 10 feet. This plant is highly tolerant to draught conditions. Other varieties of this plant are quailbushquailbush, and big saltbush

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Yellow
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Multiple Stem
Growth Rate : Moderate Height, Mature (feet) : 10
Drought Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 195
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : 7 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Early Summer


Bloom Period : Early Summer Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : High Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : No
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 800000
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Medium
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : Slow


Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : No Palatable Browse Animal : Medium
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : Low
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No


Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : Low C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : Yes Flower Color : Yellow
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Dense Foliage Porosity Winter : Moderate
Foliage Texture : Coarse Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Multiple Stem
Growth Rate : Moderate Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 10
Height, Mature (feet) : 10 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Moderate
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : Yes Shape and Orientation : Semi-Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : No Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : No Anaerobic Tolerance : High
CaCO3 Tolerance : High Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : High Fertility Requirement : Medium
Fire Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 195
Hedge Tolerance : High Moisture Use : Low
pH (Minimum) : 7.0 pH (Maximum) : 10.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 680 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 1800
Precipitation (Minimum) : 20 Precipitation (Maximum) : 20
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 20 Salinity Tolerance : High
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : 7



big saltbush
Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, CA.
big saltbush
Courtesy of USDI BLM. United States, CA, Inyo Co. July 2003.
big saltbush
Courtesy of USDI BLM. United States, CA, Inyo Co. July 2003.
big saltbush
Courtesy of USDI BLM. United States, CA, Inyo Co. September 2003.


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