Tamarix ramosissima 'Rubra'
20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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
Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer and hardwood cuttings in winter
Sow seed as soon as ripe and keep containers in a cold frame.
Special features of Red Tamarisk
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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Sun loving plants which can tolerate extremely dry conditions.