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).
Plant Tamarisk hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
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 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.
Tamarisk is a Mediterranean and Arabian plant that was brought to Britain in 1821. In 2002, it won the RHS Award of Garden Merit.