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Description

Common name: Ruby salt bush
Height: 0.5-0.8m
Width: 0.6-1m

Description: A hardy shrub with small succulent leaves.  Flowers in summer/autumn with succulent fruit/berries that vary from yellow, orange and red.

Growing and distribution: Pruning this species is a good idea to maintain new growth. Tends to get a bit woody otherwise.

Beneficial Attributes: Used for body paint for children.  Ate the seeds and sweet fruits. Fruit was soaked in water to make a drink.  Birds and insects eat the fruit and disperse the seed.