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Trees, Shrubs and Conifers: Tamarix not growing

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sugarbell
Moscow, PA
(Zone 5b)

July 18, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9210262

I bought a Tamarix (summer glow or pink cascade?????) about 4 years ago.It's pretty much the same size and shape it was when planted. I researched their requirements and found drought tolerant, eroded hill sides, sandy loamy soils etc.I planted it in my yard, full sun. I don't know the PH. I dug a hole twice the size and added compost. Nothing!! Maybe a slight hint of pink color in spring but no growth. Any thoughts?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2012
8:49 PM

Post #9210861

Have you done a scratch test on the stems? That will tell you if it's even alive or not. Other than that, I don't know anything about them.
sugarbell
Moscow, PA
(Zone 5b)

July 20, 2012
8:38 PM

Post #9212962

It is definitely alive. It turns slightly pink each spring and then to green.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

July 22, 2012
11:53 PM

Post #9215178

Listed as a noxious weed on a few states invasive/noxious weed lists, you may not want it to grow

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


July 23, 2012
12:05 AM

Post #9215179

sugarbell wrote:I researched their requirements and found drought tolerant, eroded hill sides, sandy loamy soils etc... I dug a hole twice the size and added compost. Nothing!!


The compost part is what is causing your problem. They need poor soil with sharp drainage and what you are getting is the response to the added compost. Too much of a good thing isn't what this plant wants.

sugarbell
Moscow, PA
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9225070

I don't know if I feel like digging it up and moving it. It's not that big so maybe I will. Thanks.

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