Description: Hala trees are an attractive
tree for coastal or low elevation plantings. Up to 20 feet tall
with a branched main trunk, long narrow leaves, and prop roots.
The leaves (lauhala) have been used for weaving and most varieties have
spines though some may be spineless or variegated. This tree is
relatively slow growing, very hardy, salt tolerant and likes sandy soils
and wet feet. Native throughout the Pacific this tree is is beautiful
specimen or shade tree though the leaf litter can be an issue. We
grow hala from seed or large cuttings and care must be taken to stake
newly planted trees.
(4 year old tree with prop roots)
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