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Tamarix Tetandra

BigladBiglad Posts: 3,153
Morning all,

This came as one of a dozen bare-root plants in November and has just started to show new growth from the trunk.

Should I get rid of the 'old' growth above?

East Lancs


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,090
    Yes, cut those bare stems off.
    I don’t know if it will grow well for you, they grow beautifully on the Cornish coast, they like a hot climate.
    Couldnt grow one here,  I cut it right down in the end, it’s still starting to shoot but won’t be very good.
    My daughter , in Cornwall has a nice one, not here though. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,124
    I've got one that I put in last year, and it was like that when I got it - I cut off the bare stems. It's in my most well-drained sunny spot, in front of a south-facing fence at the top of a slight slope, and it got through its first winter with no problem, so fingers crossed!
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • BigladBiglad Posts: 3,153
    Thanks @lyn @JennyJ. I've trimmed off the bare stems and will make sure that I keep it as warm as possible. It made it through one cold winter here so I'm still hopeful that it will establish this year and survive long-term.

    If not, I'll console myself that it only cost £1.67 ;) 
    East Lancs
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,124
    Mine wasn't much more than that! Worth a try at that kind of price.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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