Tamaricaceae (tamarisk family) Tamarix

Tamarix chinensis Chinese tamarisk

China, Korea

Tamarisks are small, deep-rooted trees valued for their adaptability to extreme desert climates, where they have become naturalized in the United States. They can also withstand salt spray. The leaves are just scales; pink flowers in spring hang in bunches. Some were reported on Junipero Serra Boulevard, between Stanford Avenue and Frenchman’s Road.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the Tamarix juniperina entry in the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Changed name to T. chinensis (we presume RB was referring to this species); minor edits (Nov 2023, SP).