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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
Myricaria germanica


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Summary


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 species is hermaphrodite (has 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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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Readers comment

Aishwarya   Mon Mar 16 2009

Please, provide some information about the altitudinal range in meters of this plant.

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