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Tamarix ramosissima - 'Pink Cascade' (Tamarisk, Tamarix)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Tamarix ramosissima Description

Tamarix has graceful filigree foliage and producing masses of delicate pink blossom in late summer. It is ideal as a screen in coastal locations and exposed areas where it is planted as an attractive and protective loose hedge.

Tamarix ramosissima - Cultivation Notes

This large shrub is ideally suited to extreme maritime planting, preferring any decent soil - other chalk in - full sun in an exposed coastal situation. This fast growing slender shrub requires pruning back hard in spring to keep a compact form, especially if exposed to coastal salt laden winds.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Tamarix ramosissima:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Tamarix ramosissima:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Tamerix, Tamarex, Tamarics