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Tamarix gallica 15-50cm

Tamarix gallica 15-50cm

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Product Description

Tamarix gallica, commonly known as French tamarisk or French salt cedar, is a deciduous shrub or small tree renowned for its delicate and feathery foliage, as well as its stunning pink to lavender-pink flowers. Native to the Mediterranean region and parts of Europe, this ornamental plant has found popularity in gardens and landscapes due to its beauty and adaptability.

Cultivation:

  1. Location: Tamarix gallica thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Ensure it receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily for the best growth and flowering.

  2. Soil: This plant is highly adaptable to various soil types, including sandy, loamy, and even saline soils. It prefers well-draining soil to prevent root rot.

  3. Watering: While it is drought-tolerant once established, provide consistent watering during the initial growth phase to help establish a strong root system. Once mature, water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry between waterings.

  4. Pruning: Tamarix gallica benefits from regular pruning to maintain its shape and encourage more abundant flowering. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

  5. Fertilization: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer sparingly in the spring to promote healthy growth and flowering. Avoid excessive fertilization, which can lead to excessive vegetative growth.

  6. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and inhibit weed growth. Organic mulch such as wood chips or straw works well.

  7. Pest and Disease Control: Tamarix gallica is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, monitor the plant for signs of stress, which can make it more vulnerable to issues. Address any problems promptly.

  8. Propagation: You can propagate Tamarix gallica from seeds or semi-hardwood cuttings in the spring. Seeds should be sown in a well-draining medium, while cuttings should be taken from healthy, young shoots.

  9. Winter Care: In colder regions, protect young plants from harsh winter conditions by mulching or wrapping with burlap to shield them from extreme cold and drying winds.

  10. Salt Tolerance: Tamarix gallica, like its cousin Tamarix africana, exhibits high salt tolerance, making it suitable for coastal gardens or areas with salty soil.

Tamarix gallica is a resilient and aesthetically pleasing plant that can enhance the beauty of your garden or landscape. By providing proper care and attention, you can enjoy its graceful appearance and lovely flowers throughout the growing season.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 15-50cm

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