Ruby Saltbush Enchylaena tomentosa

How to sow ruby saltbush: Direct seed or cuttings

Sun requirement for ruby saltbush: Plant in Partial Sun

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Ruby Saltbush is a small shrub native to Australia. The plant has evergreen, semi-succulent leaves covered in fine white hairs, giving it a gray appearance. Small, insignificant flowers develop into 5mm fleshy berries that are bright red or orange when ripe. Fruit have a salty-sweet flavor and can be eaten raw or steeped into a tea. Leaves can be cooked like spinach. Ruby Saltbush is very drought-tolerant and can survive temperatures down to -6°C.

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Scientific names

Enchylaena tomentosa

Alternate names

barrier saltbush

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