Atriplex halimus

Full Sun
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Plant Details

An excellent shrub for dry sunny positions. Silver shield-shaped leaves. 

Small white flowers in summer, but really this plant is grown for its foliage.

Very drought tolerant once established. Useful for coastal hedging as is fully tolerant of moist, sea winds.

Height and Spread: 2m x 2m

Prune in spring if you wish to limit the size.

Common name(s): Tree purslane

Sold in 9x10cm pot


Photo Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz / CC BY-SA

All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.