Beautiful Hardy Tamarisk Shrubs
Tamarisk are graceful hardy shrubs, remarkably distinct in their feathery growth and pale pink flowers, produced in succession by the various kinds from May to October. These are shrubs that native chiefly to the Mediterranean area and to central Asia. The plants are often heathlike and thrive in arid and coastal regions. For the seashore tamarisk has no equal. Thriving in pure sand and shingle, their fine branches split up the wind and the health-like foliage is indifferent to the salt spray. These plants are readily increased from soft cuttings rooted under glass, ripened cuttings which root in the open air, and even thick branches, which often root like a willow if planted deeply while quite fresh. We are richer in names than in distinct kinds, for the same shrubs in slightly differing forms have been named over and over again in nurseries, and some of the species run so closely together that even botanists are puzzled.
Tamarisk shrubs, when grouped together, create a spot of ethereal beauty with their delicate foliage and sprays of soft pink flowers. If you have a sandy spot in your landscape where other plants fail to thrive, tamarisk could be the right choice to bring that area to life.