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Tamarix gallica/French tamarisk

Tamarix gallica / Tamarix gallica
Large mature tree in Bermuda
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Large mature tree in Bermuda

Overview of a straggly canopy that is a common occurrence

Close-up image of cedar-like foliage

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Scientific Name: Tamarix gallica
Common Name: French tamarisk
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This plant can be a large shrub to medium-sized tree. Leaves are scale-like and look somewhat like the needles of pines. Plant forms vary greatly depending on the age of the plant. Trees become straggly over time. A special feature is the gray-green foliage. They are associated with relatively dry soils and can tolerate the salt conditions of coastal beaches.