Location: Miami, FL zone 10b
I am interested in creating a dense hedge out of pines sort of like this:
Any idea of what types of pines I can use in Florida and what size I should
start with and how far apart to plant? I have a 70 feet long border I like
to use this on.
Thanks for any suggestions and comments!
This is not a true pine but commonly called Australian pine (Casuarina
equisetifolia) and is an invasive plant. Not sure you can legally plant this
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These are Australian pines (Casuarina), an invasive exotic -- Florida is
trying to eradicate them, I believe there are regulations against planting
them (in fact, Palm Beach County has a requirement that they be removed from
all properties) and Casuarina is not available in nurseries. It's not a real
pine tree, and I don't know of a pine that will grow in Florida that could
be used for your proposed purpose.
Check http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/caeq1.htm for information on
Australian pines and possible substitutes.
Your extension service has a U of FL IFAS pamphlet on hedges and shrubs for
south Florida. I also found the following comment at the Lee County
extension service web site
"Here are some recommended plants used to attract wildlife that make fine
hedges but are not necessarily fast growers; Walter viburnum, wax myrtle,
Southern red cedar, cocoplum, white stopper, dahoon holly and Jamaican
I like the dahoon holly, but it's not a fast grower. Regards --
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