SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, San Antonio Botanic Garden - San Antonio, TX and San Diego Botanic Garden - Encinitas, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Branches don't droop, and resist breakage. In its native range the leaves of this plant are used for weaving textile products. Fruit is edible when cooked but not that flavorful.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Madagascar.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
SCREW PINE, MADAGASCAR SCREW PINE
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 12 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Linear, Green or Blue to Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Fragrant White. Flowers in Winter. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Yellow or Orange Berry, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Spring Edible and Wildlife use it.
Bark Green, Rough or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones H2.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Coastal Good.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Scales.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Buffer Strip, Container or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pandanus utilis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pandanus-utilis >