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|
|Plant Type:||Large tree|
|Height:||8 ~ 12 metres|
|Width:||4 ~ 7 metres|
|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|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Seed eating birds|
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