University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Five Stamen Tamarisk
Tamarix ramosissima
Five Stamen Tamarisk flowers
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage


Canker, powdery mildew and scale are occasional problems.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 
Mature Height: 10-15 Feet
Mature Width: 8-12 Feet
Features: Small, rosy pink flowers held in large clusters in mid-summer; small leaves give the plant a fine texture in summer.
Culture: Full sun; can tolerate dry soils, salt and infertile soils; prefers acid soil but can tolerate alkaline soils as well.
Cultivars:
  • 'Pink Cascade' - Deep pink flowers.
  • 'Rubra' - Rosy pink flowers, may flower lightly later than the species.
  • 'Summer Glow' - Bright pink flowers, bluish foliage.
Mature Form: If unpruned, this shrub is very irregular, loose and open.
Native To: Europe and Asia
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes:

Regular pruning can keep this shrub in good shape and can reduce the incidence of canker diseases.

This shrub is a prolific seeder and has become invasive in some areas.

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