The bark is thick and has broad plates of thin scales which are gray to brown. The twigs are brittle, and angled or narrowly winged in cross-section. The leaves are alternately arranged, simple and oblong, 2,7 cm long and 1,3 cm broad, with a tapering tip and an entire margin. They are dark green and shiny on top, and paler with fine silky hairs underneath, and have two salt glands at the base of each leaf.
The fruits are button-like, 5,8 mm diameter, with no petals; they are produced in stalked panicles of 35-56 flower The fruit is a cluster of red to brown, small scaly, two-winged cone-like seeds, 5,15 mm long. The seed heads burst when ripe, and the seeds are dispersed by water.
Planting And Care
- Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
- Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.
- You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
- You should prune and fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.
- Woody plants need watering less frequently than tender annuals or herbaceous plants
- When practical, especially in arid climates, use and maintain water-efficient soaker hoses or drip irrigation. Water briefly two or three times a week to keep soil moist, not wet.
- Most winter injury is from drying out, not cold temperatures. Be prepared to water during prolonged sunny, windy, dry spells even in the winter.
- Mulches help prevent water loss during hot, windy, or sunny weather