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Ruby Salt Bush, Ruby Sheepbush
Scientific Name: Enchylaena tomentosa
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 22 F (-6 C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Central Australia

Growth Habits: Small shrub or sub-shrub, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m), 10 feet in spread (3 m); grayish terete linear succulent leaves, 0.25 to 0.6 inch long (6-15 mm)

Watering Needs: Little water, needs well-drained soils

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

Blooming Habits:
Small and insignificant white flowers, followed by small, edible, depressed-globular, yellow to red berries, 0.2 to 0.3 inches in diameter (5-8 mm).

Fruiting Habits:

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