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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.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
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 12-Jan It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from Sep 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: acid, neutral and basic (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.

Synonyms

Habitats

Dappled Shade;  Sunny Edge;  Woodland Garden.

Sandhills, deserts and sand ridges, often forming pure stands[74].

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Oil.
Edible Uses: Oil.

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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].

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].

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].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Bunge. ex Boiss.&Buhse.

Botanical References

74200266

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