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Tamarix parviflora

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Tamarisk

Unique structure and masses of tiny pink/purple flowers

An elegant, hardy, deciduous shrub or small tree, producing dense, spiky pink flowers in springtime. It produces long slender branches with small, greyish foliage that turns red in the autumn.

Where?

It prefers a mild climate and thrives in moist conditions. It is good in coastal locations.

How?

Plant apart from other plants as it will generate cover around its gnarly trunk.

Originally from south-eastern Europe, if left unchecked the Smallflower Tamarisk will proliferate in most locations.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering May - June
Evergreen No
Plant height 380 cm - 500 cm
Plant width 510 cm - 600 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 150 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Coastal or drought resistant, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September