Although this species is typically found along foreshores, it is often planted elsewhere as it accepts a wide range of harsh conditions.
* Plant & Rootzone Preference – Tolerance : Saline Soils / Salt Spray, Well-Drained Soils, Poor Infertile Soils
Flowers are generally dioicious (male and female flowers on separate plants) although occasionally some trees are monoecious.
The male flowers are tiny inconspicuous spikes borne on the ends of green twigs, while the female flowers are small brownish heads on the swollen ends of brownish twigs.
An attractive tree with pendulous drooping branches, leaves are greatly modified so that only the leaf-teeth are visible at the nodes or joints.
The number of leaf-teeth varies between 6 and 8 per node.
Prefers a light well drained soil in an open sunny position.
Drought resistant, salt tolerant but frost tender.
Excellent tolerance to harsh and exposed coastal conditions.