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Cultural Details for Tamarix ramosissima 'Summer Glow'

Common Name:
Summer Glow Tamarisk, Saltcedar

Growth Rate:
Fast. Very loose, open shrub

Average Mature Height:
10'

Average Mature Width:
10'

Flower Details:
Bright pink, 5-petaled, 5-sepaled, borne in dense or slender, 1-3" racemes which form large, terminal panicles, June-July.

Fruit Details:
Capsule, inconsequential

Fall Color:

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Cankers, powdery mildew, root rot, wood rot, and scales

Native Habitat:
Southeastern Europe to central Asia

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Prefers acid, well-drained, low fertility soil; full sun; not really particular as to soil and can grow in sand. Fantastically salt and dry soil tolerant. Prune back in early spring; flowers on new growth. Zone 2-8

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8600, 8601, 8602

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu