Creating a striking landscape effect wherever it is used, Hala, the Hawaiian Screw Pine,
creates a tropical landscape effect wherever it is used. It has an open multi-branched
silhouette and can grow to 40 foot in height and can spread 12-30 feet. Grown as an exotic
landscape specimen in frost-free zones, trees will experience leaf burn at below 28 F.
The Hawaiian Screw Pine is a medium to fast grower and can tolerate light drought, and
salt spray. An exotic tropical species from Polynesia that produces a robust, stilt-rooted
trunk and a thick densely spiraling crown of mildly spiny light green or often blue-green
leaves with very attractive red margins. Screw-Pine has a pyramidal, sometimes irregular,
open, but much-branched silhouette, the smooth, stout trunks topped with full, graceful
heads of long, thin leaves, three feet long and three inches wide, emerging spirally from
You are bidding on live bare root seedlings
with vigorous root systems 6-18+ inches tall with * leaves born and grown in
These plants are less than 1 year old.
The petioles (leaf stems) and the leaves are a glossy
Ready to be put in a 1 gallon container.
Height: 20-40 ft.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 9-11, Minimum Temp - 26 degrees
Full Sun or Light Shade - Plant in fast draining soil.
Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: White/Near WhiteCream/Tan,
Blooms all year.
Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling
photo of multiple similar
blue-green foliage color adds to the striking nature of this exotic tree. Pandanus
tectorius also makes a stunning container plant for indoors or out. The saw toothed
leaves are similar to those of a pineapple plant and emerge spirally from the stilt raised
trunk to create a spectacular tropical effect. Small plants are tough and easy to grow and
will grow for anybody. Striking plant with long sword-shaped leaves produced in a spiral
rosette. As a trunk forms the tree will branch to form several heads, eventually giving a
very regular conical specimen plant about 40 feet tall and wide if space allows. Suitable
for the home or a greenhouse.
Hala, Hawaiian Screw Pine
Alternative Botanical Names
Potential or Traditional Uses
Lei (Flower or Seed)
The leaves are edged with small red spines and are used to make mats and baskets in the
tropics. The leaves of screw pines have fine hooked spines along the edges. But these
leaves are tough which makes them useful for thatching, mats, and baskets. Branches have
prominent leaf scars which encircle the stems. Large brace-roots emerge from the trunk
several feet above the ground, helping to support the plant. Screw-Pine is capable of
reaching 50 feet in height but is not usually seen over 25 feet in USDA hardiness zone 10
and 11, with a spread of 15 feet. Growth rate is slow to moderate, depending upon
fertilization and watering schedules, and Screw-Pine is very popular for use as a specimen
or container planting. But pines they are not; these odd plants are monocots, related to
grasses, orchids, and palms. It is not a true pine tree; it is a member of the Pandanaceae
Members of the genus are dioecious; male and female flowers are produced on different
plants. Pandanus tectorius trees are either male or female. Female trees produce a
large, segmented fruit somewhat resembling a pineapple. Male trees produce large clusters
of tiny, fragrant flowers surrounded by white to cream colored bracts. The female flowers
are crowded along the flower spike. Each flower gives rise to a fruit, known as a drupe. A
drupe is a single seed within a fleshy outer layer. (Cherries and olives are examples of
drupes.) One hundred or more drupes, each from a female flower, form the aggregate fruit
of the screw pine. These clusters are about 1 foot long and are called hinano in
Hawaiian.The flowers of the male tree are 1 inch long and fragrant, surrounded by narrow,
white bracts. The female tree produces flowers with round fruits that are also
bract-surrounded. The fruits are around 8 inches long and have many prism-like sections,
resembling the fruit of the pineapple. Typically, the fruit changes from green to bright
orange or red as it matures.
Pandanus tectorius is a small tree growing 20 to 40 feet in height and from 15 to 35
feet in diameter. The trunk is stout and the branches grow at wide angles to it. It has
distinctive long blade-like leaves (lau hala) about 2 inches wide and over 2 feet
long. Most varieties have spines along the edges and on the midribs of the leaves.
Spineless and variegated forms are available. The leaves are spirally arranged towards the
ends of the branches and leave a spiral pattern on the trunk when they fall.
tectorius trees develop support or prop roots (ule hala) at the base of the
trunk and sometimes along the branches. It has a stout, wide-branching trunk ringed with
many leaf scars.
Screw pines received their common name from the fact that the strap-like leaves are
spirally arranged around the branches. They are dioecious; staminate (male) or ovulate
(female) flowers are borne on separate plants. The male flowers are noted for their
fragrance, the females for their distinctive pineapple-like fruit. Ancient Hawaiians used
almost every part of the plant. Pandanus trees provided materials for housing, clothing
and textiles, food, medicine, ornament, fishing, and religious uses.
As screw pines grow larger, they
produce prop roots around the base of trunk. These roots act as anchors and aid in keeping
the screw pines upright during times of heavy winds and rain. Pandanus is known for the
many thick prop roots near its base which provide support as the tree grows top-heavy with
leaves, fruit, and branches. Sometimes, though, the lower trunk is injured and decays,
leaving the screw pine standing on its prop roots.
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For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling
For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and
For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total
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As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the
discount (i.e.: additional item $7.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. S/H includes postage, USDA certification and inspection,
proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can't really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it is hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep, packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It
takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post
Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.
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Please have potting media and a container prepared for your plant
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mistakes that you make upon arrival can stress the plant further,
which is not good. Proper care is critical upon arrival. It is your
responsibility to know how to care for the plant.
Not every plant that I order through
the mail survives, and I am aware of that and accept the risk when I
order. This is the risk that you as the buyer accept, because there
is no way to know what kind of conditions it will endure in the trip
to your door. My responsibility ends when a live plant is delivered
to your door. Live arrival is guaranteed, eternal survival is up to
Please Do NOT email me a week after potting your plant, and make a claim it
arrived damaged. From delivery confirmation, you have only 48 hours from
delivery confirmation to make any claim.
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the packing materials and any documents. I am very reasonable and
understanding, anything can happen to small plants in transit.
The expense to send it to you is most
of your payment. To send any replacement(s), I try to piggy back with
your next order.
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Rare Palm Seeds
Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised.
Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at
seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements,
refunds, returns and exchanges will be made at the sole discretion of the seller.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such
as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers,
weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather
conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as
temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These
factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and
risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform
properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.
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