Herb latin name: Haloxylon ammodendron
Synonyms: Haloxylon aphyllum
Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of Haloxylon ammodendron:Sandhills, deserts and sand ridges. On dunes, saline-alkaline deserts and sandy places on riversides in northern China.
Other uses of the herb:This is an important species for afforestation. It has been used extensively in the project of biological reconditioning of the Desert. A green dye is obtained from the wood. The wood is an excellent fuel.
Propagation of Haloxylon ammodendron:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in sand in a frame.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandhills, deserts and sand ridges. On dunes, saline-alkaline deserts and sandy places on riversides in northern China.
Medicinal use of Haloxylon ammodendron:None known
Known hazards of Haloxylon ammodendron:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.