How do you propagate tamarisk?
- Preparing tamarisk cuttings is best done at the end of winter and in spring.
- Collect the cuttings from green stems (that haven't yet formed any hard wood).
- Place the cuttings in special cutting soil mix or a blend of soil mix and river sand.
Also question is, how do you prune a tamarisk?
Prune all of the flowered stems back hard - right back to the trunk or main branch - right after flowering has finished. The finished job will look like a stump. No matter, it will soon start sending out long arching stems which will then flower in the following spring.
In this manner, how fast does tamarix grow?
Growth rate of Tamarisk hedges Tamarisk is a fast grower and will achieve at least 40cm of growth a year when planted correctly. It is suited to hedging from 1-4m in height.
Grow Tamarix tetranda in a sunny position, in any well drained soil. Tamarisk trees thrive in light, sandy soils. In inland gardens shelter Salt Cedar from cold, drying winds. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil.