Casuarina equisetifolia

Botanical Name: Casuarina equisetifolia

Phonetic: ca-zure-eye-nuh ee-cweh-set-i-foal-ee-uh

Common Name(s): Horse-Tail Tree

Family: Casuarinaceae
Origin: Eastern Australia, Pacific Islands in subtropical and tropical climates
Plant Type: Needled tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Needles
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Gray-green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Fine
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring and Fall
Flower Color(s): Insignificant

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 9-11
Climate Zone(s): 8,9, 14-24
Growth Rate: Fast             
Height: 40-60 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/low
Pest/Diseases: Drywood termites, prone to crack, split and shrink
Soil: Sandy soils

Features: Pine-like appearance, upward arching branches, adapts to sandy soils, dry soils, sea spray, and moderately saline soils, brownish-gray bark, bark is used in medicinal remedies, can be invasive
Uses: Park tree, windbreak, bonsai, hedge, erosion control, soil nitrification

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