Allocasuarina littoralis – Black She-oak

A tough and fast growing medium sized tree, suitable for both coastal and inland areas. It has fine soft needles which make a lovely sighing noise in winds.  An excellent choice for roadside plantings and for parks and farms, very good for windbreaks and shelterbelts, and is nitrogen fixing. It is dioecious (male and female plants), males have showy red flowers in spring. It naturally occurs in eastern states from the very top of Queensland down to Tasmania. Tolerates frost down to -5, good for a wide range of soil types but does not like soggy soils.

Scientific Name:Allocasuarina littoralis
Family:Casuarinaceae
Common Name:She-oak
Plant Type:Large tree
Height:8 ~ 12 metres
Width:4 ~ 7 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.