Atriplex hymenelytra
Atriplex hymenelytra
Common Name Desert Holly
Latin Name Atriplex hymenelytra
Native Habitat Southern California deserts from 0 to 5,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, limestone, well drained
Water None to once per month in summer
Height 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Silver/gray, evergreen, holly-like
Garden Suitability Moonlight
Ornamental Value Yellow flowers, red fruits, spring to fall
Nature Value Tolerates salt and alkaline soil
Native American Uses Flowers used in shampoo
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