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Tamarix parviflora

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Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Tolerates saline soils and smog.

This plant is classified as invasive by the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC). Its rating is high.

Native to Middle East.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Tamaricaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 10 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Scalelike, Green, Deciduous.

Pink. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female reproductive parts (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Brown, Red Brown or Light Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values



Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Tamarix parviflora Tree Record." 1995-2020. Oct 27, 2020.
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