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tamerisk pink cascade

Posted by helen01 (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 19, 08 at 10:14

I live in Northern Ontario
Z2B but I sucsessfully grow z5 due to heavy snow cover. My question is can I safley plant the Tamerisk Pink Cascade without causing a problem in my garden or the native landscape. I was in Utah last year and saw the devastation on the banks of the green river. The Tamerisk has completely taken over everything.


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RE: tamerisk pink cascade

  • Posted by pudge 2/3 Sask (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 20, 08 at 19:19

I have a tamarisk, planted as a 1-gallon container about 3-4 years ago. I don't know if it's Pink Cascade or Summer Glow. Although it's healthy and grows just fine every year, I have not yet seen it bloom. By the end of the season last year it had reached about 3.5' in height. It has not suckered and so far has kept a narrow, upright shape. It gets cut back severely each spring as soon as I see some buds starting, which are generally only from below the snow line.

I have a number of shrubs and perennials in close proximity and have not had anything troubled by the tamarisk.

I've read that it is not invasive in a very cold climate.


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RE: tamerisk pink cascade

I really think there isn't any chance this plant would ever become invasive in your area. I live in Zone 3 and am happy if I can get it to winter. It dies back and then tries very hard to get going but the cold weather always comes before it does much.So it's back to square one next year.


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RE: tamerisk pink cascade

Zone 5 and I don't think it will ever get invasive here either.
It isn't a real speedy grower but I love the foliage.

I have read that the plant can be burned, cut and still root.
I am using rooting hormone on nice not-burned cuttings, and all kinds of tender care and am getting about 2 out of 3 to strike roots.

Worth a try if you want to grow more...

Karen


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