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botanical name:
Tamarix tetrandra
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common name:  Tamarisk
family:  Tamaricaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: brown
main season: May
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Large shrub or small tree with arching branches and open somewhat straggly habit. Small, needle or scale-like leaves. Plumes of light pink flowers in late spring.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in sun. Thrives well in light sandy soils and coastal locations. Quite hardy. Tolerant of salt winds.
Prune every year or two to keep tidy, preferably just after flowering.

usage:
Good for coastal planting. Wispy appearance.

other notes:
From Southeastern Europe and Western Asia.

RHS AGM

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