Himalayan Screwpine

Pandanus furcatus

Family: Pandanaceae
Genus: Pandanus (PAN-dan-us) (Info)
Species: furcatus (fur-KAY-tus) (Info)



Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


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USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

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Propagation Methods:

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Orange Beach, Alabama

Escondido, California

Fallbrook, California

San Diego, California

San Marcos, California

Spring Valley, California

Sarasota, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 3, 2010, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

got this as a dinky seedling and really didn't think it would do well for me, since most Pandanus die here (too cold sensitive).. but this plant has done fine... .unfortunately. It is a huge risk walking by as it has very sharp teeth that invariably hook me and try to rip off my skin. Plant in 5 years has grown from a 1 gal seedling to about 6' tall and with a rosette diameter of about 10'. Not a good plant for the average yard, at least near a walkway. Not horribly attractive for a Pandanus, either. P utilis is a much better choice of So Cal gardens.