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 cunninghamiana
Largest and tallest species. Grows to 70 ft. tall, 30 ft. wide. Finest texture, with dark green branches.
Fast grower to 40–60 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide. Has pendulous gray-green branches.
Large fruit (2 1/2 in. wide) for mandarin. Tart-sweet, aromatic flavor when ripened in warm interior c...
Leaves are deep green. Bears little or no pollen—a boon to allergy sufferers—and no fruit....
Sister fruit to ‘Melogold’, with sweeter seedless white flesh. Has same low-heat requireme...