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Pandanus utilis/Screw Pine

Pandanus utilis / Pandanus utilis
Close-up of a single growing point
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Close-up of a single growing point

Foliage with prickly margins

Large mature specimen in Bermuda Botanical Garden

Large, hard pineapple-like cone

Growing points on long stems

Fruit attached to a growth shoot

Large plant in Florida landscape

Nice specimen plant in Disney World in Florida

Aerial roots can be seen at base of plant

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Scientific Name: Pandanus utilis
Common Name: Screw Pine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Winter
Flower color: White, Yellow
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: Yellow, Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Trees, Fruiting
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Capabile or reaching a height of about 60 feet in its native habitat, it seldom grows over 25 feet. Flowers are pleasantly fragrant, followed by edible fruit. Used as a specimen plant and was once widely used as a container plant both indoors and out.