Summer Glow Tamarisk
Hot Pink Summer Flowers Summer Glow Tamarisk
- Delicate, Fine-Textured Shrub Catches the Breezes
- Blooms All Season
- Salt and Drought Tolerant
- Great for Erosion Control
- Vigorous Grower
One of the plants mentioned in the Bible, Tamarisk is a native of Eurasia with a lovely, flowing fine texture. With its delicate silvery foliage and airy pink flowers all summer, Summer Glow Tamarisk offers a visual respite from the hectic hustle-bustle of modern life. It catches the breezes and those heavenly flowers are a balm to your soul.
If you can grow this beautiful plant in your area, there is truly nothing like the beauty of the cultivar Summer Glow Tamarisk (Tamarix ramosissima 'Summer Glow'). It's unmatched for the wonderful, billowing texture and unique flower display.
Summer Glow Tamarisk is a high impact visual plant that displays fuzzy, hot pink flower spikes which rise above a wispy, lacy silvery-blue foliage from early summer to late summer. This fast-growing, multi-stemmed shrub grows in almost any well-drained soil, including soils with low fertility, even where other plants have struggled.
Particularly known for their salt tolerance, the Summer Glow Tamarisk can be a valuable plant in seashore plantings. This is also a popular shrub in the colder climates of Zones 2 - 4. These hardy plants offer a high value texture and color, which compliment many landscapes.
The plant's upright, arching, habit is a perfect accent to the soft, silvery-blue green foliage. With its airy, hot pink blooms in early summer resting atop the foliage, you'll definitely do a double take. The blooms look like clouds of color that last throughout the summer.
You'll love this plant for its contrasting texture and color. Play it off against larger trees in a natural, informal garden. This variety of historical shrub brings beauty in tough climates. Use it well and you'll just love Summer Glow.
How to Use Summer Glow Tamarisk in the Landscape
A single specimen can also bring a peaceful sense of calm to smaller landscapes. Keep it tightly trimmed to control size, if preferred.
Though drought tolerant once established, the Tamarisk can grow in most any soil wet or dry. These can be planted in mass to fill in large open space areas in larger landscapes.
#ProPlantTips for Care
A fast-growing open shrub, the Summer Glow Tamarisk is very tolerant of dry, alkaline, or salty soils and grows well in full sun locations. In the colder Zones 2 - 5, expect the plant to die back each season and come back from the crown the following spring.
Heavy early spring pruning is the time to keep your plant the size you like, without sacrificing any blooms.
The beautiful display of Summer Glow Tamarisk in the landscape can be maintained with yearly hard pruning in late winter. It blooms on new wood, so it can be pruned all the way down to the ground to keep the plants more compact and to promote better form. Every other year, take a sharp garden spade and root prune all around your plant for best results.
Also known as Salt Cedar, Tamarisk grows too well in some areas and is restricted by regulations in parts of the Southwest and West. You can also rest assured, as Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™, an online software tool, that will block shipment into areas based on your zip code.
We are proud to safeguard communities across the United States with this proactive, value-added layer of online protection. Please, buy plants responsibly with help from Nature Hills.
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Tamarix ramosissima 'Summer Glow'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|