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Saltbush

12 reviews

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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

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)

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.

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    07/24/2021
    Irene I.
    Australia
    Excellent

    The plants arrived in excellent condition. Can’t be happier!

    TN
    07/24/2021
    Tara N.
    Australia Australia
    Excellent

    Extremely fast delivery and excellent quality plants. I ordered 10 different tubestock and every one was in amazing condition. Great price as well

    SE
    07/24/2021
    Sharon E.
    Australia Australia
    Great service

    Wonderful product. Packaging was fantastic. Arrived quickly and plants were in great condition.