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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

A manna is produced by the plants in response to insect damage to the stems[1]. It is sweet and mucilaginous and is used in confectionery[2].

Sap

Material uses

Very tolerant of maritime exposure, it makes a good shelter hedge in coastal gardens[3]. It does not like being trimmed[3]. Plants have an extensive root system and can be used to control the erosion of sand dunes and other sandy soils[4].
There are no material uses listed for Tamarix ramosissima.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Tamarix ramosissima.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Hedge


Earth stabiliser

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Very easy[4].

Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, 15 - 25cm long, planted outdoors in late autumn in a nursery bed or straight into their permanent position. High percentage[5][4].

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Cultivation

An easily grown plant, succeeding in most soils and tolerant of saline conditions[5]. This species is not found in saline soils in the wild and so might not be tolerant of them in cultivation[K]. Grows well in heavy clay soils as well as in sands and even shingle[6]. Usually found near the coast, it succeeds inland if given a fairly good deep loam and a sunny position[5][4]. Tolerant of maritime winds and dry soils when grown near the coast[5], plants require a moister soil and shelter from cold drying winds when they are grown inland in non-saline soils because they use the soil salts that are found in saline soils to help them reduce transpiration[4].

This species flowers on the current year's growth[7]. Any pruning is best carried out in spring, hedges are also best trimmed at this time[8]. Plants are tolerant of severe pruning, sprouting freely from old wood[K].

Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Tamarix ramosissima. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Tamarix ramosissima.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Tamarix ramosissima
Genus
Tamarix
Family
Tamaricaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
  • Sap (Manna)
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
2
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Salinity
  • Strong wind
  • Maritime exposure
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 Rosewarne experimental horticultural station. Shelter Trees and Hedges. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1984-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.44.54.64.7 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.4 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  6. ? Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
  7. ? Vines. R.A. Trees of North Texas University of Texas Press. ISBN 0292780206 (1982-00-00)
  8. ? Brickell. C. The RHS Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86318-386-7 (1990-00-00)


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Article is incompleteYes +
Article requires citationsNo +
Article requires cleanupYes +
Belongs to familyTamaricaceae +
Belongs to genusTamarix +
Functions asHedge + and Earth stabiliser +
Has binomial nameTamarix ramosissima +
Has common nameTamarisk +
Has drought toleranceIntolerant +
Has edible partSap +
Has edible useManna +
Has environmental toleranceMaritime exposure +, High wind + and Salinity +
Has fertility typeInsects +
Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
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Has mature width3 +
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Has salinity toleranceTolerant +
Has search nametamarix ramosissima + and tamarisk +
Has seed requiring scarification
Has seed requiring stratification
Has seed with dormancy depth
Has shade toleranceNo shade +
Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral +, Alkaline + and Very alkaline +
Has soil texture preferenceSandy +, Loamy +, Clay + and Heavy clay +
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PFAF cultivation notes migrated No +
PFAF edible use notes migrated No +
PFAF material use notes migrated No +
PFAF medicinal use notes migrated Yes +
PFAF propagation notes migrated No +
PFAF toxicity notes migrated Yes +
Tolerates air pollution
Tolerates maritime exposure
Tolerates nutritionally poor soil
Tolerates wind
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