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Tamarisk, Small-flowered

Tamarix parviflora

Tamaricaceae - Tamarisk

Description

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.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Tamaricaceae - Tamarisk
Cultivar Availability:
No
Hardiness Zone:
4-8
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
Low
Longevity:
Medium
Is Good Under Power Lines:
Yes
Crown Shape:
Shrubby

Ornamental

Bark:
No
Fall Color:
Yes
Flowers:
Yes
Foliage:
No
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
High
Drought:
High
Poor Drainage:
High
Alkalinity:
High
Transplanting:
Medium