Conifer-like deciduous shrubs; the tinyare scale-shaped.
Occasionally as specimen plants, also for planting among other shrubs and in semi-wild gardens.
Tolerates salt, but the soil must not be too dry.
Tamarix parviflora: Height to 5 m; small, deep-pinkarranged in large plumes in mid to late spring.
Arching twigs, purple red.
Tamarix pentandra: Height to 5 m; pink flowers in late summer and early autumn. May be cut back drastically in spring.
Tamarix tetrandra: Height to 3 m; the rose-red flowers appear before the foliage, in mid to late spring. Less winter-hardy than the two previous species. Flowering branches may be used in vases.