T. gallica. - French Tamarix. - An elegant, deciduous, hardy shrub, which, for some reason, has not received much attention in New England. The foliage is very graceful, and has some resemblance to that of the Heath. The pink flowers are produced in lateral spikes, in July or August, small, but very numerous. It grows about ten feet high. On account of its delicate, graceful habit, and heath-like flowers and foliage, it makes a desirable addition to the shrubbery.
The German Tamarix is a hardy shrub, of similar habits. There are, also, a number of other species and varieties.