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Tamarix tetrandra (Four-stamen tamarisk)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Tamarix tetrandra

Other names

Four-stamen tamarisk

Genus

Tamarix Tamarix

Species

T. tetrandra - T. tetrandra is a medium deciduous shrub with arching, near black branches, green scale-like leaves and large, light-pink plumes in late spring.


Tamarix tetrandra is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Tamarix tetrandra (Four-stamen tamarisk) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grows well in all soils but shallow, chalky soils. Good for costal planting, when it should be grown in full sun in well-drained, sandy soil. However, inland will need protection from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Tamarix tetrandra

Other names

Four-stamen tamarisk

Genus

Tamarix Tamarix

Species

T. tetrandra - T. tetrandra is a medium deciduous shrub with arching, near black branches, green scale-like leaves and large, light-pink plumes in late spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Tamarix tetrandra (Four-stamen tamarisk) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grows well in all soils but shallow, chalky soils. Good for costal planting, when it should be grown in full sun in well-drained, sandy soil. However, inland will need protection from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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Tamarisk appears dead

My Tamarisk appears to be dead, there is no sign of life, although on taking a cutting from one of the branches the wood underneath appears to be healthy. It is in situ northfacing and spent almost… read more

cuttings

Hello,I have the most beautiful tamarix in my garden (see attached photos), & I would like to know how to propagate it from cuttings & what time of year is best?Many thanksSue Ford read more

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