General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 to 20 feet (1.8-6m)
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 feet (2.4-3.7m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Other: Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Tamarisk
  • Saltcedar
  • Salt Cedar
  • Karoo Tamarisk
  • Five-Stamen Tamarisk
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Tamarix ramosissima
  • Synonym: Tamarix pentandra

Photo Gallery
Location: Monocacy, Pennsylvania
Date: 2023-09-15
one of two specimens left in a meadow park
Location: Monocacy, Pennsylvania
Date: 2023-09-15
Location: Menton, France 
Date: 10 April 2023
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2016-05-02
In bud, on seafront
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2019-04-09
like living candy floss (cotton candy) - you HAVE to smile!
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: 2000 July August
Tamarix ramosissima       pretty blooms
Photo by SongofJoy
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 17, 2023 4:10 PM concerning plant:
    There are supposed to be about 54 species of Tamarisk that are native from Europe to east Asia & India. There is not much difference between most of the species. some species are being very invasive in the western USA in drier climates and deserts. I saw some growing wild near Phoenix, Arizona in the Sonoran Desert back in the 1990's. This specific species is native from southeast Europe into central Asia. It is a fast-growing tree-shrub with fine textured foliage like a juniper. I've seen it doing fine in my native northeast Illinois and in southeast PA in well-drained soils. Fortunately, I don't know of it being invasive in more humid climates where there is lots of vegetation around and not barren areas like in deserts. I don't recommend this Eurasian plant for most American landscapes. If someone wants some unusual plant in their yard, this would be one.

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