Casuarina equisetifolia, Australian Pine Tree – Plant

Casuarina equisetifolia, Australian Pine Tree – Plant

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Casuarina equisetifolia is an evergreen tree and has a conifer-like appearance.

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01 Casuarina equisetifolia, Australian Pine Tree Plant

Description for Casuarina equisetifolia, Australian Pine Tree

Plant height: 19 – 29 inches
Plant spread:

The foliage of this perennial plant consists of slender, much branched green to grey-green twigs, bearing minute scale-leaves in whorls of 6 to 8. The flowers are produced in small catkin-like inflorescences. It is monoecious, with male and female flowers produced on the same tree.

Common name(s): Whistling Pine, Casuarina, Common Ironwood, Beefwood, Bull-oak, Jungli Saru
Flower colours: Inconspicuous (Light brown)
Bloom time: Male flowers by second year and females a little later.
Max reachable height: Up to 35 m
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

It grows along sandy coasts and coastal forests naturally. It can be propagated by seed. A spacing of 4 x 4 to 6 x 6 feet is ideal which allows intercropping in the first year. The soil is scooped to the depth and width of the bag, planted preferably with the onset of rains.

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Well-Drained Soils, Saline, Loose, Fine Soils
Water: Moderate. The irrigation is required for once in every 10 to 15 days.
Temperature: 16 to 45 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Casuarina equisetifolia

  • Be careful to water the plants regularly during the first two years following planting.
  • Do watering is done along with the planting.
  • Organic insecticides such as biocide are highly effective to get rid of moths (parasites).

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Casuarina equisetifolia

Special features: It has a strong resistance to high winds and can thus be used as a windbreak.

Culinary use: The seeds are roasted for salt. The leaves and green fruit were chewed to stimulate salivation to quench thirst.

Note: Please consult your health expert.

Ornamental use: The tree is commonly grown as an ornamental.

Medicinal use: Bark and twigs are used in ayurvedic preparations.

Note: Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2705446
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Whistling%20Pine.html
  • https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg/Special-Pages/plant-detail.aspx?id=2793
  • http://www.tnau.ac.in/fcri/Technologies_files/casuarina.pdf

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