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Tamarix tetrandra/Tamarix, Salt Cedar

Tamarix tetrandra / Tamarix tetrandra
A specimen plant growing in a dry, rocky landscape at the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden
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A specimen plant growing in a dry, rocky landscape at the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

Spring flowers packed close together on long stems

Spring flowers

Close view of flowers

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Scientific Name: Tamarix tetrandra
Common Name: Tamarix, Salt Cedar
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: High
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Comments: This large, deciduous shrub to small tree produces very colorful pink flowers in spring. The foliage is scalelike. Plants can be quite aggressive and spread in dry landscapes Tolerant of droughts and salt spray close to the beach, but will grow in a wide range of soil conditions from dry to moist and fertile to very poor soils.