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Myricaria germanica is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 2.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
C. and S. Europe to E. Asia.
River banks, by the sides of mountain streams and other sandy occasionally inundated places[
Prefers a fertile well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold drying winds[
]. Tolerates chalk soils[
]. An easily grown plant, preferring a damp sandy soil[
Closely related and very similar to Tamarisk spp[
A decoction of the bark is aperient[
]. It is used in Spain in the treatment of jaundice[
The wood is used as a fuel[
Seed - sow early spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. 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 a frame[
Cuttings of mature wood of the current seasons growth, late autumn to January in a sandy propagating mix in an open frame[