Herb: Salt Tree

Latin name: Halimodendron halodendron

Synonyms: Halimodendron argenteum

Family: Leguminosae

Description of the plant:


2 m
(6 1/2 foot)

July to


Habitat of Salt Tree:

Salt steppes and saline flood plains.

Other uses of the herb:

Planted as a wind shelter in Canada.

Propagation of Salt Tree:

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. 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

Cultivation of the herb:

Salt steppes and saline flood plains.

Medicinal use of Salt Tree:

None known

Known hazards of Halimodendron halodendron:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.