Ornamental silver foliage and salt tolerant. Desert Holly removes excess salts into bladders in its leaves that act as salt sinks, protecting the plant cells. As the old leaves are shed or eaten, the salt is taken away from the plant. Desert Holly is edible (tasting much like spinach), and a good companion for others in the Goosefoot family.
Water: Needs good drainage or desert conditions, and as little water as possible
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: 2 to 5' tall, gray-white sub-shrub
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Cannot tolerate wet soil or ground freeze
Origin: Utah to Southern California
Additional Characteristics: California Native