Native primarily to Australia. At first glance, these look something like pines; their thin, jointed, green branches look like long pine needles. True leaves are inconspicuous. These trees tolerate dry or wet soil, salinity, heat, and wind, and they’re hardy to 15°F (–9°C). Especially useful in desert areas, where they are often confused with Athel tamarisk (Tamarix aphylla) because of similar foliage—but the casuarinas have conelike fruit. Cones range from 1/4–1 in. long. Little pruning is required.Casuarina equisetifolia
Fast grower to 40–60 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide. Has pendulous gray-green branches.
Native to China and Japan. Grows slowly to 50 ft. or taller and 60 ft. wide. Typically a strong-struct...
Largest and tallest species. Grows to 70 ft. tall, 30 ft. wide. Finest texture, with dark green branch...
Leaves are killed at 20°F/–7°C, but plants have survived 4°F/–16°C. Native...