This plant is a woody shrub that can reach up to 3m in height. It may be grown in the ground or kept smaller in pots, if harvested frequently. With regular pruning, it makes a great gap filler or edible hedge.
Old Man Saltbush is a fast-growing shrub commonly used today as a livestock grazing plant. Traditionally, its seeds were used as a food source by the Aboriginal people. The leaves are also edible, salty in flavour and rich in protein, antioxidants and minerals.