Salt cedar is an invasive from Africa that is mostly a problem in western and central United States but it is also invasive in the south’s riparian zones, wetlands, and coastal areas.
Salt cedar can grow between 5 – 20’ in height. The bark of young trees is smooth and reddish but it grays and becomes rougher as the shrub ages. Tiny, grayish-green leaves overlap along the stem. Pinkish white flowers bloom from spring to late summer.
Fact Sheet: Salt Cedar
Photo credit: Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
Photo Credit: William M. Ciesla, Forest Health Management International