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.

Family:Casuarinaceae
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses:Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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