Ruby Saltbush, Barrier Saltbush, Plum Puddings
Presence in Australia
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, NT, WA.
Grows in a wide range of soil types. Most often found in well drained sandy soils.
A sub-shrub (that is, a low-growing, semi-woody plant) with procumbent or ascending pubescent, trailing branches which may grow to 1 m long. A height of 1 m is occasionally attained, however, plants are often less than half this size and some forms are prostrate.
The berries are edible and the plant provides useful sheep-feed in dry periods. It is an important food source for many bush birds and invertebrates including Parrots, honeyeaters,
The species is propagated successfully from seed or cuttings. Should germinate in 1-4 weeks.