Herb: Small-Flowered Tamarisk

Latin name: Tamarix parviflora

Family: Tamaricaceae (Tamarisk Family)

Description of the plant:


4.5 m
(15 feet)

to May

Habitat of Small-Flowered Tamarisk:

Hedges and river banks. Not found on saline soils.

Other uses of the herb:

Very tolerant of maritime exposure, it makes a good shelter hedge in coastal gardens. It does not like being trimmed.

Propagation of Small-Flowered Tamarisk:

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for 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 a frame. Very easy. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, 15 - 25cm long, planted outdoors in late autumn in a nursery bed or straight into their permanent position. High percentage.

Cultivation of the herb:

Hedges and river banks. Not found on saline soils.

Medicinal use of Small-Flowered Tamarisk:

None known

Known hazards of Tamarix parviflora:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.