tamarisk Tamaricaceae Tamarix
|Leaf: Alternate, very small, 1/16 inch and scale-like, pale green.
Flower: Small, lavender pink, numerous and occurring all along the twig, very attractive, appearing in early spring.
Fruit: Small, dry capsules containing small cottony seeds, ripen in late spring.
Twig: Slender, drooping branches covered in scale-like foliage.
Bark: Initially smooth with numerous elongated lenticels, later developing shallow splits.
Form: Shrub or small tree up to 30 feet tall, branches arching.
Looks like: athel tamarisk
- smallflower tamarisk
- Australian pine
| Additional Range Information:
Tamarix gallica is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and may seed
into the landscape. See
states reporting tamarisk.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson