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Haloxylon persicum - Bunge. ex Boiss.&Buhse.

Common Name Salt Tree
Family Chenopodiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandhills, deserts and sand ridges, often forming pure stands[74].
Range W. Asia - Russia to Iran and east to China.
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Haloxylon persicum Salt Tree


Haloxylon persicum Salt Tree

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Haloxylon persicum is a TREE growing to 4.5 m (14ft 9in). It is in leaf all year, in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline and saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Oil
Edible Uses: Oil

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Fuel  Oil  Pioneer  Soil stabilization  Wood

The plant has an extensive root system and is used for reafforestation and stabilizing sandy soils[61, 266]. Wood - durable, heavy (it sinks in water), brittle but it does not splinter. Used in general carpentry[61]. The wood has enormous value as a fuel in its native range, it burns well and gives a good heat[74].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

A xerophytic shrub, it tolerates sub-zero temperatures but dislikes wet conditions. It will require a very sunny position in a very well-drained soil that is not too fertile. It probably tolerates saline and alkaline conditions[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in sand in a frame[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Haloxylon ammodendronSaxaulShrub2.0 0-0  LMNDM004
Haloxylon sppSaxaulShrub8.0 10-12 SLMNDM324

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Bunge. ex Boiss.&Buhse.

Botanical References

74200266

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