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Seaberry Saltbush

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Kevin Sparrow
Rhagodia candolleana subsp candolleana

A dense medium sized scrambling shrub that can grow to 2 metres tall with semi succulent glossy green leaves and inconspicuous tiny pale flowers from December through to April, followed by glossy dark red berries. An ornamental plant, suitable for coastal locations which can be used as a background shrub in mixed plantings, on coastal verges or as a wind-break and soil control. It is a food sources and habitat refuge for small birds and lizards. It is considered a bush food with the small red berries eaten by indigenous peoples and used by children as face paint. 

Type: 
Shrub
Height: 
1 - 2m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Summer
Autumn
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Lime / Alkaline Soil
Full Coastal Exposure
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Birds
Lizard Habitat
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/SA/WA
Bush Tucker Plant: 
Yes

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