1000 Seeds Casuarina equisetifolia Seeds, Whistling Pine, Common Ironwood, Beefwood, Bull-oak
Whistling Pine, Casuarina, Common Ironwood, Beefwood, Bull-oak
Whistling Pine is a common tropical seashore tree and is often planted as a windbreak. Whistling Pine has a conifer-like appearance which is increased by hanging green branchlets and cone-like fruits. The species name equisetifolia refers to the resemblence of the leaves to a horse’s tail. The soft singing of the air through its innumerable slender twigs is a pleasant sound, which lends it the common name Whistling Pine. It is a large vase-shaped tree that grows 100-150 ft in height with wispy grey green twigs reminiscent of pine needles.