Allocasuarina tortiramula – Twisted She-oak

 

The twisted she-oak is a small shrub, with interesting twisted and spreading branches and a dense canopy. Rare in the wild and restricted to a small area in SW Western Australia. Grows in a Mediterranean climate.

Family:Casuarinaceae
Scientific Name:Allocasuarina tortiramula
Common Name:She-oak
Other Common Names:Twisted She-oak
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.7 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Brown
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds, Lizards

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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