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Tamaricaceae - Tamarisk
Leaves: Alternate; simple; scaly; very small; deciduous; green; no petiole.
Twigs/buds: Twigs slender, spreading, and drooping. Buds small, round.
Flowers/fruit: Flowers perfect; 4 petals and sepals; very small; pink; arranged in large, drooping inflorescences covering branches; open in late-April to May. Fruit a small capsule.
Bark: Gray; smooth.
Wood: No information available.
General: Native to southeastern Europe. Much planted ornamentally, including in Utah. Striking tree, but weediness is a serious problem. Very salt and drought tolerant. Shade intolerant.
Landscape Use: The tree pictured here is very attractive in bloom, so it's easy to see why people might want to plant them. Tamarisk's weediness, however, is too serious a problem to overlook. Too bad there is not a seedless variety available. Hardiness zones 4-8.
Comments & Limitations: Should not be planted because of weediness.
- Tamaricaceae - Tamarisk
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