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Tamarix parviflora - DC.

Common Name Small-Flowered Tamarisk
Family Tamaricaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Hedges and river banks[50]. Not found on saline soils.
Range E. Europe - Balkans, Aegean.
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Weed Potential Yes
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Tamarix parviflora Small-Flowered Tamarisk


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Tamarix parviflora is a deciduous Shrub growing to 4.5 m (14ft 9in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from April to May. 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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Hedge;  Hedge.

Very tolerant of maritime exposure, it makes a good shelter hedge in coastal gardens[75]. It does not like being trimmed[75].

Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, succeeding in most soils and tolerant of saline conditions[11]. This species is not found in saline soils in the wild and so might not be tolerant of them in cultivation[K]. 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]. Plants flower mainly on wood produced in the previous summer[227]. Growth can be restricted by cutting back the plants after they have flowered in the spring, hedges are also best trimmed at this time[188]. Closely related to T. tetrandra. 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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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Tamarix chinensisChinese Tamarisk, Five-stamen tamarisk02
Tamarix gallicaManna Plant, French tamarisk12
Tamarix hispidaKashgar Tree00
Tamarix juniperina 00
Tamarix ramosissimaTamarisk, Saltcedar10

 

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