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Tamarix aphylla

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B and T World Seeds' reference number: 24902

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Tamarix aphylla is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F   (-12° to -6.5°C)
Type of plant - deciduous shrub to tree
Flower or inflorescence: pale PINK to WHITE, 5-merous, term. racemes to 6cm.
Fruit: capsule, many seeds
Foliage: minute, sheathing
Height, in meters: 10
Height, in feet: 33.00
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Tamarix aphylla:
Tamarix articulata, Tamarix orientalis, Thuja aphylla, 

Common names for Tamarix aphylla:

Athel Tamarisk,  Athel Tree,  Athel-Pine,  Athl,  Atsl,  Desert Tamarix,  Farash,  Salt-Cedar,  Tamaris,  Tamarisk,  Tamariske,  Taray,  Tarfa,  Woestyntamarisk, 


Tamarix aphylla is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

2:   Wants
We are looking for seeds from this plant, if you know where we can find seeds or would like to be told when we have a source, please let me know.
40:   Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
46:   Mediterranean Natives and Introduced Plant Seeds
49:   Israeli Native and Introduced Plants
65:   World Coastal Tree and Plant Seed List
74:   West Asian Native and Introduced Plants
79:   North African Native and Introduced Plants
646:  Tamaricaceae


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Germination guide for Tamarix aphylla

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Tamarix aphylla seeds will usually germinate in 30-50 days.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Tamarix aphylla seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 20°C.

Sow Tamarix aphylla seeds on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)


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