Common name: Spiny Saltbush
Description: A fairly dense hardy shrub with grey leaves. Flowers in summer-autumn. Small red fruit/berries. Doesn’t have spines in local plants.
Growing and distribution: Pruning this species is a good idea to maintain new growth. Tends to get a bit woody otherwise.
Beneficial Attributes: Small birds like the fruit. Caterpillar food plant. Good bird shelter plant.
Specific location issues: Requires rainfall under 450mm.