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Tamarix aphylla
Synonyms: T. articulata

Common Name(s): Athel pine
Family: Tamaricaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=50° (C)    Opt.Max=40° (C)
Opt.Min=27° (C)    Abs.Min=8° (C)
Precipitation: 30 to 40 (cm.)
Winter Minimum: -10° (C)
Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Heavy clay, sand, or shingle
Soil Drainage: Semi-Excessive
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Grows in poor and saline soils of deep depth.
Powdery Mildew
Environ. - firebreak, Fuel - fuelwood, Fuel - charcoal, Environ. - erosion control, Environ. - ornamental, Weed - possible seed contam.
Dry climate, subtropical-dry summer
Geographical Origin:
Africa, Arabian peninsula, Western Asia, Indian Subcontinent
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