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Tamarix aphylla - Plant

Tamarix aphylla - Plant
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Athel tamarisk, Athel tree, Athel pine, and saltcedar.
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Tamarix aphylla is found along watercourses in arid areas. It is very resistant to saline and alkaline soils.

Common name: Athel tamarisk, Athel tree, Athel pine, and saltcedar.
Color: Pink
Bloom time: June to August
Height: 18 metres–60 ft
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage. Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently. Space bulbs at a distance equal to 3 times the bulb’s diameter. For a good effect, plant plants in groups of 3 to 5 bulbs.

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Dry to medium

Temprature: 10-50 deg. C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Plants love water—but don’t drown them.
  • That is, they don’t like to sit in water, and they’ll die if the soil is too wet in winter.
  • The ideal soil is rich and loose, with good drainage.
  • One of the worst mistakes you can make is to not provide adequate drainage.
  • Use mulch.


Special Feature:
Borders, naturalized areas. Good for sunny areas with poor and/or saline soils. May be used as a windbreak or informal hedge in remote areas of the landscape where its scraggly winter appearance will not be a problem. Also can be effective on dry slopes for erosion control.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • As for Tamarisk aphylla, it possesses similar medicinal properties and the flower galls are used in traditional medicine for their astringent properties and as a gargle.
  • A decoction of the bark is used for eczema and other skin complaints.

Culinary use:
  • leaves

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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