Pink flowering shrub in Victoria BC

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  1. pierrot

    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    Hello All

    I was sent this photo by a friend in Victoria BC trying to identify the shrub.

    It is in full sun well drained soils and flowers mid to late spring through into summer.

    I have no idea where to start looking for the ID

    if you can help me that would be great

    Thanks a bunch <of unknown pink thingis!!;)>
     

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  2. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Tamarix sp.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Agree with Tamarix sp. (tamarisk).

    Can be invasive, tho' shouldn't be too bad in the Victoria area.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Unwanted reproduction seen mostly in arid regions.
     
  5. pierrot

    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    Michael & Ron

    Thank you very much.
     
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    KarinL Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Wow that's what I call a feature plant in that garden. And a good sized one too!

    (and I think Lila gets the credit for IDing it first :-))
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    :))) I think it's not very interesting who, when, why IDed it, only THE PLANT IS INTERESTING... :)
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Tamarix, and a nice one at that! Usually they are scraggly little sticks in the nursery.
     

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