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Haloxylon ammodendron is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 2.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
W. Asia - to E. Asia to Mongolia.
Sandhills, deserts and sand ridges[
]. On dunes, saline-alkaline deserts and sandy places on riversides in northern China[
A xerophytic shrub, it tolerates sub-zero temperatures but dislikes wet conditions. It will require a very sunny position in a very well-drained soil that is not too fertile. It probably tolerates saline and alkaline conditions[
This is an important species for afforestation. It has been used extensively in the project of biological reconditioning of the Desert[
A green dye is obtained from the wood[
The wood is an excellent fuel[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in sand in a frame[