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.
Generally not harvested.
Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer and hardwood cuttings in winter
Sow seed as soon as ripe and keep containers in a cold frame.
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
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.
Generally pest and disease free.