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Tamarix ramosissima

Common Name(s):
Salt cedar, Tamarisk, Tamarix
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Salt spray tolerant; avoid excess fertilizer; sparse root system; an invasive species in warmer climates (zones 8-10)

Height:
10-15 ft.
Foliage:
Small, alternate, simple bright blue-green leaves (scale-like); light and feathery
Flower:
1-3 in. panicles of rosy pink flowers in summer; blooms on new wood
Zones:
2-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; well-drained soil; drought and salt tolerant
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Loose; open; shrubby
Width:
9-12 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate to rapid
Leaf:
0.2 in. alternate, simple, scale-like light green leaves
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1805

Tamarix ramosissima Tamarix ramosissima growth habit
Photo by Kjeannette, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Tamarix ramosissima Tamarix ramosissima leaf and flower detail
Photo by Kristine Paulus, CC BY - 2.0