Botanical Name: Casuarina equisetifolia
 Common Name: Horsetail Tree, South Sea Ironwood
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree

 

Height Range

25-40'

 

Flower Color

 

Flower Season

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average

 

Soil pH

Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Seascape

 

Accenting Features

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

 

Special Uses

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Evergreen tree grows quickly to 50' x 30'. Upright tree has a feathery and open character. Will take salt spray, full sun or reflected heat. Drought resistant. Very tolerant of salty soil but does not do well in heavy clay. Good as a windbreak or screen. Damaged by hard frost. Native to southeast Asia and Australia.