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.
Grows to 2–3 in. high and spreads 4–6 ft. wide. Heart-shaped leaves are covered with silve...
First rosy-fleshed navel; bears at the same time as ‘Washington’. Rich flavor.
This shrubby perennial is a Mexican native that has naturalized in many areas of the southern and sout...