Saltbush is a wonderful choice for year-round edible raw greens. This shrub is semi-evergreen and will provide mildly salty spinach flavored leaves throughout the year. Some cold years, it can lose leaves and die back but these plants are clones of a shrub that survived the cold snap of 2013 in Lane County. A shrub that can grow up to 8 feet or more, it performs well when pruned to keep compact. We like to prune branches a few at a time when we harvest leaves for salad. It prefers well drained soil and is most productive in a sunny and irrigated site.