T. chinensis has blue green foliage; also called Salt Cedar; semi-deciduous, may not loose any leaves in a warm winter; resists both heat and cold; flowers at branch ends.
T. parviflora has pink flowers in spring; graceful arching branches, excellent for weeping style; will freeze in cold weather, but the main trunk will come back with new branches in the spring; the leaves will yellow if it does not get enough water.    [Tamaricaceae; Violales]