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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Athel Tamarisk, Smoke Bush
Shrubs, Trees


Scientific Name: Tamarix aphylla

Common Name: Athel Tamarisk, Salt Cedar, Desert Tamarisk

Family: Tamaricaceae

Native Range: North Africa, the Middle East, and Western Asia

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11

Plant Type: Deciduous tree

Height: 20-40 feet

Spread: 10-20 feet

Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer

Flower Color: Pale pink to white

Leaf Color: Bluish-gray to green

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant; moderate water needs

Soil Requirements: Well-drained, sandy, loamy, or clay soils; tolerant of saline conditions


  1. Site Selection: Choose a location with full sun exposure and well-drained soil. Ensure enough space for the tree to reach its mature size.

  2. Soil Preparation: Loosen the soil to a depth of 12-18 inches, and mix in organic matter, such as compost or aged manure, to improve soil fertility and drainage.

  3. Planting Time: Plant Athel Tamarisk trees in early spring or fall.

  4. Planting Method: Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball. Place the tree in the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Fill the hole with soil, and gently tamp it down. Water thoroughly.


  1. Watering: Water newly planted trees regularly during the first growing season to establish a strong root system. Once established, Athel Tamarisk is drought-tolerant, requiring only occasional watering.

  2. Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth.

  3. Pruning: Prune dead or damaged branches in late winter or early spring before new growth appears. Thinning the crown can improve air circulation and reduce the risk of diseases.


  1. Pest Control: Inspect the tree regularly for signs of pests, such as aphids or spider mites. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil to control infestations.

  2. Disease Management: Keep the tree healthy by providing proper care, including watering, fertilizing, and pruning. Monitor for signs of diseases, such as leaf spots, cankers, or root rot, and treat accordingly.

  3. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to help retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature.


  1. Erosion Control: Athel Tamarisk trees have extensive root systems, making them effective for stabilizing soil and controlling erosion in arid environments.

  2. Windbreaks: These trees can serve as windbreaks, reducing wind speed and providing protection for other plants, animals, and buildings.

  3. Habitat: Athel Tamarisk trees provide shelter and nesting sites for birds and other wildlife.

  4. Ornamental Value: With its delicate, feathery foliage and clusters of pale pink to white flowers, the Athel Tamarisk adds visual interest to landscapes, particularly in desert or xeriscape gardens.

  5. Salt Tolerance: These trees are tolerant of saline conditions, making them suitable for planting in coastal areas or other sites with salty soils.