Small trees and shrubs, deciduous by the fall of slender shoots bearing the small juniper-like leaves. Twigs slender, elongated; pith small, rounded, continuous. Buds small, sessile, compressed against the twig, solitary or multiple. Leaf-scars lacking, the twig-scars taking their place.

1. T. gallica L. Tamarisk. Glabrous shrub or small tree to 10 m. high; branches flexuous, red-brown; ultimate small branch-lets falling with their leaves in autumn. Introduced from Europe and naturalized or casually escaped from cultivation.