Native primarily to Australia; Casuarina equisetifolia is also a Pacific Island native. Long, thin, jointed, green branches look like long pine needles; true leaves are inconspicuous. Tolerate many tough conditions: dry or wet soil, salinity, heat, wind. Hardy to 15°F/–9°C. Particularly 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 to 1 in. long in species described here; those of Casuarina stricta are largest. Little pruning required.Casuarina equisetifolia
Fast grower to 40–60 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide. Has pendulous gray-green branches.
Round fruit issweeter, juicier, and less seedythan that of other varieties. Performsbetter than other ...
Leaves and bumpy, sour fall fruit are used in Thai and Cambodian cooking. Available mainly in Californ...
Native to China, Japan. Grows slowly to 50 ft. or taller, 60 ft.wide. Typically a strong-structured tr...