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.

Family:Casuarinaceae
Scientific Name:Allocasuarina inophloia
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

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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