Very interesting title. How do you think? Tamarix is characteristic of deserts and steppe zones. Africa, Asia, southern Europe - this is its natural habitat.
It can be found on the banks of rivers, on the dunes, as well as in forest areas. In mountainous areas, the plant can rise relatively high, up to two thousand kilometers above sea level.
What does tamariks look like? This is a shrub plant attributed to evergreen species. It can also be represented by a tree, but it will still resemble a bush in the shape of a crown. The height reaches three to five meters, there may be such instances that grow up to twelve meters. Barrel tight, strong, reaching fifty centimeters in diameter.
The branches of the plant are thin and long.
The leaves are small. In length, they range from one to seven millimeters. In shape and location resemble scales.
During the flowering period, it is also possible to observe not large flowers, which are from one and a half to five millimeters in length.
Flowers do not form on all branches of tamarix equally, on those that already have a certain period of life, namely one year, the flowers are collected in a brush, and on all other branches, they represent panies by their totality.
The fruit is represented by a box, which is characterized by the presence of several faces (three - five). Disclosure of the fetus occurs with the help of a tricuspid system. Inside this box are small seeds of tamarix.
Use of tamarisk
Used as a decor in gardens and park areas. Gardening with tamarix looks very well, as the plant belongs to the evergreen. It can be successfully used to combat and prevent soil erosion.
Favorably emphasizes other types of ornamental plants that are combined with it, and will also look good in single plantings.
You can often find living hedges of tamarisk. They are planted as soon as from this plant, and often use combinations with coniferous varieties, so that the hedge is beautiful (without bald spots) all year round.
The plant does not impose special requirements on the soils and the level of moisture.
For landing, choose a sunny place, not blown by the winds.
Form a landing pit not less than fifty - sixty centimeters in depth. You can make a little organic fertilizer.
Plant young plants carefully so as not to damage the root system.
Special soil mixes can not be cooked - it is not necessary at all.
After landing, do not forget to water tamarix.
The plant will not require any special care from you. It is important to remember a few rules:
- regular watering;
- removal of old dry shoots only after the end of the period of flowering of tamarix, and this is April - May;
- plants tolerate a haircut well, so that the molding of their produce at their discretion;
- protection from winter cold does not require.
Of course, it is possible to loosen the upper soil layer, as well as monitor the health status of tamariks. It is not as difficult as it seems to know how a plant looks in its natural habitat.
Take care to remove all weed plants near your hedge. Any additional crops will take up nutrients and water from the soil, which is not very good for your plantings, as well as a plot with plantings of any beautiful ornamental crops, rarely can decorate weeds, unless planted specifically for the implementation of some new ideas of the landscape designer.
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