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Myricaria germanica - Desv.

Common Name
Family Tamaricaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats River banks, by the sides of mountain streams and other sandy occasionally inundated places[11].
Range C. and S. Europe to E. Asia.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Myricaria germanica


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Myricaria germanica is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Aperient

A decoction of the bark is aperient[240]. It is used in Spain in the treatment of jaundice[240].

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Other Uses

Fuel

The wood is used as a fuel[146].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a fertile well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold drying winds[200]. Tolerates chalk soils[200]. An easily grown plant, preferring a damp sandy soil[182]. Closely related and very similar to Tamarisk spp[182].

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Propagation

Seed - sow early spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. 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 a frame[200]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, November to January in a sandy propagating mix in an open frame[11, 200].

Other Names

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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
Myricaria elegans Shrub3.5 -  LMHNM01 
Myricaria squamosa Shrub0.0 -  LMHNM02 

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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Aishwarya   Mon Mar 16 2009

Please, provide some information about the altitudinal range in meters of this plant.

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