Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest


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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large
  • Scientific Name: Tamarix ramosissima Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Tamarisk
  • Related Cultivars:

    Tamarix ramosissima 'Cheyenne Red'

  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: 8-10'
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Habit: Upright
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Tolerates dry soil and salt. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    Unusual for its very fine texture both in foliage and flower. The wispy pink flowers are borne on long flowering shoots from late June into August. Vigorous early spring pruning is important as it often suffers substantial winter dieback.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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