Tamarisk. One of the best of seaside shrubs; see Chapter 21. Gallica, with pink flowers in summer, height up to eight feet, is generally met with; but hispida aestivalis, a beautiful shrub with rosy mauve inflorescence, is better for the garden, especially when grown in rich soil and cut hard back in spring. Tetrandra has white flowers. Germanica is now referred to the genus Myricaria. Parviflora of gardens is the same as Gallica; and Pallasii is a form of it. Loam.
Most of this genus are herbaceous, but fruticans, which grows about three feet high and has blue flowers in August, is a shrub; it should be grown on a wall. Ordinary soil.
Laburnifolia is the same as Piptanthus nepalensis.