Rhagodia candolleana ssp. candolleana
Seaberry Saltbush

Uses: Ornamental plant, suitable for coastal locations. Can be used as a background shrub in mixed plantings, or on coastal verges and wide median strips as a wind-break and soil control.
Requires moderately good drainage. Prune to promote bushier growth.
Food source and habitat refuge for small birds, lizards and small mammals.
Note: Fire retardant plant as per SA Country Fire Service, contact for further information.
Cultural use: Small red berries eaten raw by in indigenous peoples and used by children as face paint.

:NU: Nullarbor    
:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:MU: Murray
:YP: Yorke Peninsula
:SL: Southern Lofty
:KI: Kangaroo Island
:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 0.1-1m
  • Spread 1.5-2m
  • Position
    • position-fullshade Full Shade
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Chenopodiaceae
  • Botanical Name Rhagodia candolleana ssp. candolleana
  • Common Name Seaberry Saltbush
  • Origin SA, Vic, WA
  • Habit Erect to spreading
  • Landscape Coastal cliffs, Coastal dunes, Coastal footslopes, 2nd line coast, Plains
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Moderate frost, Soil salinity, Salt spray, Fire
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Green
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Flower Type Sprays
  • Purpose Bush food, Habitat, Ornamental, Wind protection, Erosion
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Low shrub (Up to 1.2m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region