Enchylaena tomentosa. ruby saltbush

Family Chenopodiaceae
Description Perennial sprawling subshrub
Flowering Time spring
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Widespread in a range of woodland communities.
Soil Types Wide range.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Very useful species for direct seeding on hostile sites. Colonisers bare ground rapidly but also long-lived as an understory component under large trees. Fleshy fruits important food source for birds and animals.
Amenity / Ornamental Values
Other Values Attractive foliage and very colourful in fruit. Fruits most commonly red or orange but yellow, pink and white forms also exist.
Tolerances
Water Deficit high
Compaction average
Waterlogging average
Shade high
Minimum Temperature -5 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
Average no. Seeds per Gram 50
Viability Period not known
Dormancy none
Treatment none required
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees not known
Direct Seeding easy