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Pandanus utilis - Hala Tree

Pandanus utilis - Hala Tree (Pandanus utilis - Hala Tree)

This is one of two Hala trees in this area. They have grown considerably in a little more than a year. Photo taken Jan. 1, 2018.

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Ye tanother one I've never come across before!

7 Jan, 2018


Looks very exotic love it.

7 Jan, 2018



Most species are native to tropical islands.

8 Jan, 2018



It's a pretty tree, the only drawback in the home garden is the spines along the long leaves.

8 Jan, 2018


A gardeners nightmare then like my Yucca s

8 Jan, 2018


Yes, this one is much worse than Yucca. There's dozen of species of Yucca which grow here. Some have soft leaves.

9 Jan, 2018


I did. t know there were soft leaf ones the two I have left are in pots guarding my back gate as its hidden from view if a y one decides to come over the gate.

10 Jan, 2018


I know there's a species with a spiny tip and long glossy leaves. I can't remember the species. There's so many species that grow here (especially in the deserts).

10 Jan, 2018


Sounds like the one I have the tip can and has burst leg veins open in people here its that sharp.

10 Jan, 2018


Might be P.monotheca. P.utilis is shorter leaved in California than that. P.monotheca is an enormous plant at its best- huge leaves.
My P.utilis is pot bound for present. I would hate to plant it and its too big,or gophers,or a very cold winter takes it.
Still makes a great potted plant.

19 Jan, 2018


It could be...all I know it's grown extremely fast within a year. It was planted in Jan of 2017.

Here's a pic when it was first planted.

19 Jan, 2018


Its grown hugely! Colored up to a nice green too.

19 Jan, 2018


I know when given a lot of water and fertilizer it can grow extremely fast here. My friend has one that he constantly cuts back and starts big trunk cuttings. I was surprised how easily it grows from big cuttings.

20 Jan, 2018

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