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 can be found on Junipero Serra Boulevard, between Stanford Avenue and Frenchman’s Road.
About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.