Atriplex (Sea Orach)
Atriplex halimus commonly called the sea orache is a hardy evergreen silver foliage shrub with edible leaves.
Edible ornamentals are becoming popular for their dual use of aesthetics and a food source.
This shrub is fast growing once established and can be heavily cropped and will come back stronger.
The leaves and form offer shape and colour in beds and borders and the leaves can be eaten raw when young or cooked when older. #
Grows to up to 2m tall and wide but can easily be kept smaller if desired with regular pruning. Location will also affect its growth habit, in windy areas it will be smaller etc.
Tolerant to coastal, exposed and sheltered areas. Best in full sun with any soil type.
Atriplex halimus adapts to all types of soil. It resists chalky soil very well, and does fine in sandy ground and doesn’t require any specific care.
Over the summer that follows planting, stay on the lookout for drought, and water if need be. After that, once properly settled in, your sea orache will do fine on its own.