What kind of tree/ bush

Asked April 14, 2015, 11:38 AM EDT

Could you tell me what this tree/ bush is called. We love it and has been here since we moved in, but don't know what to call it. I have to prune it very agressivly constantly to give it a tree form. Thank you! Jamie :)

Jackson County Oregon

1 Response

I'm pretty sure your tree is Tamarix parviflora or Small-Flowered Tamarisk or Salt Cedar, It's native to southeastern Europe but has become naturalized and indeed invasive through much of the interior Southwest of the US, though it doesn't seem to be a problem in Oregon. Check the OSU Landscape Plant Identification site to confirm my identification (http://oregonstate.edu/dept/ldplants/3plants.htm#tapa).