The Tamarisk is a shrub that can reach a height of 3 meters. The genus Tamarix belongs to the Tamaricaceae family for which there are many species.

The bush is also used for decorative purposes in gardens. It grows naturally along the edge of the Leucate pond and along the coast in salty soil.

The Tamarisk generally blooms in May and June, and it can also bloom a second time in September. The flowers form a number of pink and white catkins.

The leaves are scaly and resemble those of some conifers. The fruit is a small, triangular capsule.

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