Common Name: Screwpine
Native to coastal areas eastern Australia, Pacific Islands and Malesia, a small tree growing 4 to 14 m. Single trunked, forking at about 4 to 8 m high, supported by prop roots, the long leaves are spirally arranged on the end of the branches. Dioecious – male flowers are small, fragrant racemes that only last one day, female flowers resemble pineapples. The female trees produce large, segmented fruit up to 20 x 30 cm in size. Drought, salt and wind tolerant, ideal for coastal gardens.