scaly, tapering to a point, bright green, 0.1 – 0.5 cm
in tight clusters, light pink, April/June
unremarkable fruit capsules
sandy soil, tolerates dry conditions
parks, small gardens, coastal areas
Устойчивость к ветру:
south-eastern Europe and Western Asia
Large bush that grows into a small tree with pendulous twigs. The nearly black bark is slightly grooved at a later age. The twigs are shiny and dark reddish brown. The scaly, narrow, oval leaves are bright green and have a semi-perfoliate base. Leaves on young twigs are oval and 0.4 - 0.5 cm wide, on older branches much smaller, approx. 0.1 cm. Small pale pink flowers grow in tight clusters, 4 - 6 cm long. The crown leaves fall off quickly, but the 4 stamens remain a long time. After flowering, small capsule fruits containing plentiful seeds appear. This Tamarix is excellently suited for coastal areas. When the plant is not blooming, it bears a superficial similarity to some conifers.