Plants Back In Stock 25th JanuaryRead Why

This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Add your deal, information or promotional text

Saltbush

19 reviews

Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 2 - 3m
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Saltbush Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name:Atriplex nummularia

Commonly known as Oldman saltbush this variety belongs to the genus Atriplex which comprises of 300-400 species commonly referred to as saltbush. The name saltbush is very appropriate as they retain salt in their leaves

Oldman saltbush grows up to 3m high and between 2 and 4m wide. The grey-green leaves are alternate, have a silvery coating, they are simple, irregular in shape and range in size from 1-5cm depending on growing conditions.

Growing Conditions

Saltbush will tolerate saline and alkaline soils. They will grow in sand, clay or loamy soil so long as the drainage is good. Saltbush will grow in full sun through to part shade. Regular watering is required when first planted, but once established saltbush will tolerate dry conditions.

Culinary Uses

The seeds from the plant are a traditional food source for many Australian Aboriginal communities, both consuming them on their own and as a component of meals. Grubs found in the roots were eaten either raw or roasted by Noongar people.

The leaves are also edible, salty in flavour and rich in protein, Old Man Saltbush leaves may be treated like a leafy vegetable, enjoyed blanched, sautéed, wrapped around meat or fish, used in salads, or for stuffing poultry. Alternatively, they may be dried and used as a herb sprinkle.

Medicinal Uses

leaves and roots were mashed and boiled with water, to bathe skin sores wounds and burns, while early settlers reportedly drank the same decoction to treat scurvy.

Other uses

Attracts bees and other insects. Fire retardant plant. Suitable fodder for sheep and cattle.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

20th January Update: Herb Plants will be back on Sale Jan 25th 2022. Read more here.

20th January 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays.

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 19 Reviews
5 ★
100% 
19
4 ★
0% 
0
3 ★
0% 
0
2 ★
0% 
0
1 ★
0% 
0
Write a Review

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
    A
    11/16/2021
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia

    Saltbush

    Repotted this and it is growing well, wasn't traumatized by sending by post as it was well packed & good instructions with it to plant.

    PL
    10/21/2021
    Peter L.
    Australia Australia

    Purchase of Saltbush seedlings

    I purchased some saltbush seedlings. The transaction was smooth and the plants were delivered promptly and arrived in good condition. I have since made further purchases

    LV
    10/17/2021
    Lisa V.
    Australia Australia

    I will give it a go!

    I love herbs, by either growing and using them or just buying leaves. I had read up on the Salt Bush on the website and they interested me due to the fact that the Salt Bush is native to Australia and wide usefulness. I have grown in the past, sage bushes and loved them, I really enjoyed learning their usefulness. So, I have followed the very helpful instructions that came with the plants and they are growing well. Thank you Mudbrick Herb Cottage. Lisa Vesander

    Customer Reviews
    5.0 Based on 19 Reviews
    5 ★
    100% 
    19
    4 ★
    0% 
    0
    3 ★
    0% 
    0
    2 ★
    0% 
    0
    1 ★
    0% 
    0
    Write a Review

    Thank you for submitting a review!

    Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

    Filter Reviews:
      A
      11/16/2021
      Anonymous
      Australia Australia

      Saltbush

      Repotted this and it is growing well, wasn't traumatized by sending by post as it was well packed & good instructions with it to plant.

      PL
      10/21/2021
      Peter L.
      Australia Australia

      Purchase of Saltbush seedlings

      I purchased some saltbush seedlings. The transaction was smooth and the plants were delivered promptly and arrived in good condition. I have since made further purchases

      LV
      10/17/2021
      Lisa V.
      Australia Australia

      I will give it a go!

      I love herbs, by either growing and using them or just buying leaves. I had read up on the Salt Bush on the website and they interested me due to the fact that the Salt Bush is native to Australia and wide usefulness. I have grown in the past, sage bushes and loved them, I really enjoyed learning their usefulness. So, I have followed the very helpful instructions that came with the plants and they are growing well. Thank you Mudbrick Herb Cottage. Lisa Vesander