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PANDANUS - NATIVE SCREW PINE

Pandanus tectorius fruitBotanical Name: Pandanus tectorius
Description

The screw pine fruit pulp is used to flavour fruit-based desserts and sweet sauces, and is also used in jams and chutneys. Seeds can be eaten after roasting. The leaf fiber is used traditionally to make string and in basketry. Leaf shoots and root tips are also used as traditional medicines. The fruit is high in beta-carotene and can help to prevent vitamin A deficiency. Screw pine tree is a very ornamental plant, well suited to backyard gardens as a feature tree. A small tree up to 6 m in height and 6 m wide the leaves spiral out from the central growing shoot. It has unique aerial prop roots that emerge from the trunk to support the tree as it grows. Screw pine grows naturally by the sea, and is well adapted to seaside conditions. There are male and female trees, with only female trees producing the fruit. The entire fruit is about 25 cm across, and resembles a pineapple. Screw pine is adaptable to a range of situations, including sites away from the coast. Generally preferring frost free, full sun conditions and well-drained soils, avoid poorly drained soils. It can take up to 20 years for female trees to produce the fruit, but is well worth it as the tree is a spectacular ornamental. To ensure that there is female and male trees for pollination, plant at least three seedling trees, but planting a group of five is also ideal if you have the space. Screw pine can be subject to die-back from planthopper (Jamella australiae) insect infestation. However, Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery stock is free of this insect pest due to our distance from established coastal specimens.

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Plant Information or Specifications

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Ornamental Fruit Tree (#OrnamentalFruitTree)

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

3 Plants (Male and Female)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May, June

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Question & Answer

Do u have male and female? From: NORTHMEAD NSW

You don't know it's sex until it flowers which will be when it is quite well developed and after a few years. "To ensure that there is female and male trees for pollination, plant at least three seedling trees, but planting a group of five is also ideal if you have the space" #PandanusNative3534 Often people get this plant confused with the edible pandanus used in asian cooking.

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Pandanus amaryllifolius is the plant that supplies leaves used for flavouring food throughout Southeast Asia. Wish Daleys would offer that as I´m embarrassed to reorder from the same stockist after killing the last lot :) | Diane - Seven Hills, NSW 09-Jan-2010
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