Red Tamarisk

Tamarix ramosissima 'Rubra'

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This medium sized shrub has arching reddish branches and slender shoots. It produces grey green leaves that look a little like scales and in late summer and autumn it bears long feathery racemes of small deep pink flowers.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer and hardwood cuttings in winter

Seed

Sow seed as soon as ripe and keep containers in a cold frame.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This sun loving low maintenance plant suits being included in coastal gardens but it can also be grown in urban gardens provided it can be given enough space.

Personality

Family

Tamaricaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Scent

None

Problems

Generally pest and disease free.
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