Saltcedar

QUICK IDENTIFICATION

  • Slender branches and gray-green foliage resembling juniper leaves
  • Leaves overlap along stem
  • Blooms from March to September in dense, showy clusters on 2 – 3 inch spikes at the end of branches
  • Pink to white flowers with five petals
  • Height 8 to 35 feet

Weed Pictures



Weed Information


TypeInformation
ToxicityNon-toxic.
ControlMechanical and herbicide. Contact your County Weed District or local Applicator for more information.
HabitatLake and river shores, irrigation ditches, moist rangelands and other riparian areas; planted as ornamentals in many locations.
RootTap root with lateral roots.
Leaf ShapeScaly, alternating on stem, resemble juniper branches
LifespanPerennial; two years or longer.
Priority 2B WeedAbundant in Montana and widespread in many counties.
Similar Looking PlantsJuniper and cedar.
Important InformationTolerates alkaline soils and thrives in soils with a high saline content. Plant will taste like salt. Seeds can disperse at distances of 100 yards with light winds, and large plants can take up to 200 gallons of water daily.
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