~ Hala Tree
A small tree growing 20 to 30 feet in height and from 15 to 35 feet in diameter. The trunk is stout and the branches grow at wide angles to it. It has distinctive long blade-like leaves (lau hala) about 2 inches wide and over 2 feet long. An excellent plant for poor, salty or sandy soils in hot and windy areas. Hala is great to stabilize sandy soil along coastal and beach front properties where salt spray may kill most other plants.