ATRIPLEX halimus

Commonly known as Tree purslane

Silvery grey leaves, an ideal plant for coastal or exposed sites
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Ovate or diamond-shaped, sometimes toothed, leathery, silvery grey leaves to 6cm (2½in) long
  • White
    Greenish white
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun

ATRIPLEX halimus

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Useful for coastal hedging as is fully tolerant of moist, sea winds.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Southern Europe.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Terminal panicles to 30cm (12in) long of tiny flowers
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Rhomboidal
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    Shelter from cold, dry winds.
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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