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Tamarix ramosissima

Location: Chiltern Drive
District: Mission San Jose
Native to: Asia
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous tree species native to the interior desert areas of Asia. A low branching shrub or tree with multiple branches and racemes of small pink flowers. Leaves are very small scales on the branches and look similar to a cedar--an alternate name for this plant is the saltcedar. Adult specimens can be 20' tall. Though very attractive, this tree is considered an invasive species throughout the southern and western states.

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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.  DO NOT TRESPASS!  No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.  To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.

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