Allocasuarina inophloia – Stringybark She-oak

A hardy small tree, growing from 3 to 10 metres high, with interesting shaggy rough bark and arching branches. The foliage is fine and makes beautiful sighing sounds in winds. It has male and female plants, the small red female flowers appear in winter. Naturally grows in inland woodlands in north NSW and Queensland. Withstands heavy frost and drought, and doesn’t mind poor soils. Adaptable to most soils but dislikes boggy areas.

Scientific Name:Allocasuarina inophloia
Family:Casuarinaceae
Common Name:She-oak
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:3 ~ 10 metres
Width:3 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Cold climate, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Erosion control
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.