Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Despite its beautiful soft pink blossoms, this plant is among the most banned of all invasive exotics. In the Southwestestern U.S., the agricultural success of tamarisk trees as windbreaks has turned into an ecological tragedy. This species, native over a huge part of Asia Minor, has the potential to naturalize in many climates and disturb native plant communities throughout arid regions.
This species reproduces easily from seed. It has proven to be highly competitive with desert natives and may easily become the dominant vegetation type where conditions are right. Despite the beauty, drought resistance and problem solving ability of this tree, it should not be planted without an investigation.
8 - 1
3 - 8
3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
0'-15' / 0.0m - 4.6m
Late Summer, Early Fall
Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, Turkey, Western Asia
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Feature Plant, Shade Trees
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