|Species:||Tamarix gallica L.|
|Italian common noun:||Tamerice comune|
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Botanical characteristics: It can be a large shrub or small tree. It is deciduous and reaches 5 meters in height. Bark is dark brown or reddish. The pink inflorescences occur in cylindrical racemes, clustered in panicles, from April to June. Leaves are scaly, very small and green glaucous.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is spontaneous along the Mediterranean coast. It grows on moist sand and gravel beds of streams. It prefers light and sandy soils. It tolerates coastal winds and should be placed in full.
Use: It is used in parks and gardens near the sea as a single plant, in groups, in mixed hedges. It is perfect to consolidate sandy and melted soils. It is ideal in free hedges and works as windbreak in exposed coastal areas.
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