Tamarix sp., Tamarisk, Athel tree, Salt Cedar. Tamarix nilotica
Tamarix nilotica

Tamarix sp.

Tamarisk, Athel tree, Salt Cedar
Family: Tamaricaceae
Origin: Europe, Africa, China and Japan
USDA Zone: 5-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallBig tree taller than 20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Salt cedar is a deciduous shrub/small tree that grows most successfully along riparian zones , that is, along streams and/or lake edges. Its roots extend deeply into the soil and depend on ground water for water supply. Saltcedar's high water consumption further stresses native vegetation by lowering ground water levels and can also dry up springs and marshy areas.

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