is a common name used for a number of distinct species.

Plants with the common name Saltbush


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|germination details=Seed - sow April/May in a cold frame in a compost of peat and sand. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 weeks at 13c[1]. Pot up the seedlings when still small into individual pots, grow on in a greenhouse for the first winter and plant out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. The seed is seldom formed[2]. |seed requires stratification=No |seed dormancy depth= |seed requires scarification=No |seed requires smokification=No |cutting type=hard wood, semi-ripe |cutting details=Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August [Britain] in a frame. Very easy. Pot up as soon as they start to root (about 3 weeks) and plant out in their permanent positions late in the following spring[3]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, November/December in a frame. Very easy. Pot up in early spring and plant out in their permanent position in early summer[K]. |rootstocks= |cultivation=An easily grown plant, it succeeds in full sun in any well-drained but not too fertile soil[4][2]. Tolerates saline and very alkaline soils[2]. Succeeds in dry soils including pure sands[5][6]. Plants will grow in semi-shade, though they will soon become leggy in such a position, they are really best in full sun[K]. A very wind hardy plant, it is resistant to salt-laden gales[6], and can be used as a hedge in maritime areas[4]. Plants dislike very wet climates[K]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10c[2]. This plant is hardier than the foregoing report suggests, it grows well at Hilliers Arboretum in Hampshire where temperatures can fall somewhat lower than -10c[K]. Plants can be damaged by severe frosts but they soon recover[7]. Resents root disturbance when large[1]. Plants are apt to succumb to winter wet when grown on heavy or rich soils[4]. |crops= |problems= |interactions= |botanical references=PFAFimport-11,PFAFimport-200 |edible uses references=PFAFimport-2,PFAFimport-46,PFAFimport-61,PFAFimport-177,PFAFimport-85,PFAFimport-183 |medicinal uses references=PFAFimport-238 |material uses references=PFAFimport-46,PFAFimport-61 |range=S. Europe. Occasionally naturalized in Britain[2]. |habitat=Coastal sands by the sea[8][9]. Saltmarshes[2]. |enabled=Yes |title irregular=No }}

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