Tamarix | The Morton Arboretum - Tamarisk tree asian evergreen
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The species has a variety of common names, including Athel. The genus Tamarix (tamarisk, salt cedar) is composed of about 50–60 species of flowering The largest, Tamarix aphylla, is an evergreen tree that can grow to 18 m tall. . The shelterbelt program, as it was called, took trees from many parts of the world — including a hardy species from the Asian steppe, called tamarisk or.