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Halimodendron halodendron - (Pall.)Voss.
                 
Common Name Salt Tree, Common salttree
Family Fabaceae or Leguminosae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Salt steppes and saline flood plains[200].
Range Europe to W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Halimodendron halodendron Salt Tree, Common salttree


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Halimodendron halodendron Salt Tree, Common salttree
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Physical Characteristics
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Halimodendron halodendron is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 2. It is in flower from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.It can fix Nitrogen.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils and can grow in very alkaline and saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms
H. argenteum.

Habitats
 Hedge; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Hedge;  Hedge.

Planted as a wind shelter in Canada[200].
Cultivation details
Succeeds in most fertile soils but they must be perfectly drained and the plant requires a very sunny position[200]. Very intolerant of winter wet, especially when grown on its own roots[200]. It can be grafted onto Caragana or Laburnum species[200]. Plants are well adapted to maritime situations, growing well on alkaline, sandy and saline soils[200]. Another report says that the plant is unable to thrive in any soil that contains lime[245]. The flowers have a delicate sweet almond perfume[245]. This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[200].
Propagation
Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in spring in a greenhouse. Use a very well drained compost and be very careful not to overwater, the seedlings are very susceptible to a wet soil[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Very difficult. Layering[200]
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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