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The Tamarisk tree, Tamarix tetrandra, is a great coastal hedging plant or large ornamental shrub.
Tamarisk will reach 8 metres if it grows freely as a tree.
Tamarisk hedge plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
Spacing a Tamarisk hedge:
Plant Tamarisk hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
General description of Tamarisk plants:
Tamarisk, Tamarix tetrandra, is a large shrub or small tree. It produces masses of little pink flowers in May and June that are often likened to coral. It is a good hedge plant for seaside areas (we often put it in our mixed coastal hedging packs), but we think it is at its best when it is allowed to grow freely as a specimen shrub, when it can be pruned hard immediately after flowering to encourage lots of beautiful plumes of new growth the following year.
History & uses of Tamarix tetrandra:
Tamarisk is a Mediterranean and Arabian plant that was brought to Britain in 1821. In 2002, it won the RHS Award of Garden Merit.