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Tamarix hispida - Willd.

Common Name Kashgar Tree
Family Tamaricaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range E. Asia - Caspian Sea to Manchuria.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Tamarix hispida Kashgar Tree


Tamarix hispida Kashgar Tree

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Tamarix hispida is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) at a medium rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in flower in September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay 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. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Hedge  Hedge  Soil stabilization

Very tolerant of maritime exposure, it makes a good shelter hedge in coastal gardens. Often planted on dunes and other sandy soils in order to stabilize them[200].

Special Uses

Hedge  Hedge

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Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, succeeding in most soils and tolerant of saline conditions[11]. Grows well in heavy clay soils as well as in sands and even shingle[182]. Usually found near the coast, it succeeds inland if given a fairly good deep loam and a sunny position[11, 200]. Tolerant of maritime winds and dry soils when grown near the coast[11], plants require a moister soil and shelter from cold drying winds when they are grown inland in non-saline soils because they use the soil salts that are found in saline soils to help them reduce transpiration[200]. Not often seen in British gardens, probably because it needs more sun than it can get here. It is best tried on a sunny wall[11, 182]. Plants are not long-lived at Kew Gardens[11]. This species flowers on the current year's growth[227]. Any pruning is best carried out in spring, hedges are also best trimmed at this time[188]. Plants are tolerant of severe pruning, sprouting freely from old wood[K]. The flowers are produced on the current season's growth[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow 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 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. Very easy[200]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, 15 - 25cm long, planted outdoors in late autumn in a nursery bed or straight into their permanent position. High percentage[11, 200].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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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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mohammad   Mon Dec 7 2009

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