Calligonum paletzkianum is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 3 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Calligonum paletzkianum has a small area of occupancy, and its population is severely fragmented and declining as a result of grazing and collection for firewood. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
C. Asia - Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
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Requires a dryish sunny position and a sandy loam[
]. Plants are tolerant of extreme cold but they are impatient of shade or excessive moisture[
The plant is used for fuel[
We have no more specific information for this species, but the vaarious species of Calligonum, growing mainly in the sandy deserts of Central Asia, often provide the only available source of fuel. They have also long been highly appreciated as planting material for the fixation of shifting sand. Young fruits of some species of the section Pterococcus are used for food, while ripe fruits have weak tanning properties. The hard wood of the taller species is sometimes used for the production of miscellaneous articles[
Seed - very easy[
]. The seed is probably best sown in a sunny position in late winter in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in early summer of the following year.