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Red Tamarisk

Tamarix ramosissima 'Rubra'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Red Tamarisk Overview

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.

Common problems with Red Tamarisk

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest Red Tamarisk

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Red Tamarisk

    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 of Red Tamarisk

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Red Tamarisk

    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.

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