Plants: Tamarix ramosissima 'Pink cascade' - tamarisk

Posted by 04.09. 2016 12:02:19 (1101 readers)

Tamarisk is a beautiful plant with tiny leaves and profusion of flowers in late summer. The flowers are small, pink, composed in long racemes. Deciduous leaves are scale-like, blue-green, very small. Overall appearance is feathery and very fluffy and the plant looks great in a Mediterranean-style landscape, or combined with other larger plants with leathery foliage.

Tamarix ramosissima 'Pink cascade' - tamarisk

Synonyms: Tamarix pentandra, Tamarix hispida var. aestivalis
It grows medium fast and looks best when pruned annually. Cut back 80% of previous year's growth in early spring to encourage new growth with plentiful of flowers on a dense and compact shrub.

Grow tamarisk in full sun, dry or medium moist soil. It does not need a specific pH or too fertile soil. However, if you prune it hard a portion of a slow-release fertilizer is recommended. Very hardy to about -40°C (USDA zone 2).

Size/type: medium-sized shrub
Usual height: 2-4m
Usual width: 2-3m
Leaves: deciduous broadleaf
Colour of leaves: light green
Flowers: showy
Colour of flowers: pink
Blooming time: august - september
Belongs to categories: deciduous broadleaf, summer blooms
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