Tamarix species

  • A perennial weed that spreads by root and seed
  • Grows as a shrub or deciduous tree; may be 5 to 20 feet tall
  • Produces delicate pink to white flowers during spring or summer
  • Leaves are tiny and resemble cedar leaves
  • Grows in dense colonies along riverbanks, and ditches; a mature tree may use as much as 200 gallons per day
  • Weeds will resprout vigorously if cut or burned
  • Chemical controls are needed