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Myricaria germanica - Desv.
                 
Common Name
Family Tamaricaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats River banks, by the sides of mountain streams and other sandy occasionally inundated places[11].
Range C. and S. Europe to E. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Myricaria germanica


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Myricaria germanica
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Physical Characteristics
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Myricaria germanica is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Aperient.

A decoction of the bark is aperient[240]. It is used in Spain in the treatment of jaundice[240].
Other Uses
Fuel.

The wood is used as a fuel[146].
Cultivation details
Prefers a fertile well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold drying winds[200]. Tolerates chalk soils[200]. An easily grown plant, preferring a damp sandy soil[182]. Closely related and very similar to Tamarisk spp[182].
Propagation
Seed - sow early spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, November to January in a sandy propagating mix in an open frame[11, 200].
Other Names
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
Aishwarya Mon Mar 16 2009
Please, provide some information about the altitudinal range in meters of this plant.
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