Allocasuarina crassa – She-oak


A low growing shrub to small tree from southern Tasmania, and is a tough plant that can withstand waterlogging and drought. It has arching branches with coarse needle leaves. It has red flowers in spring. Does well in heavy soils and can take heavy frost. Grow in full sun to part shade.

Scientific Name:Allocasuarina crassa
Common Name:She-oak
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 6 metres
Width:1 ~ 5 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses:Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants