Casuarina glauca ‘Cousin It’ – Sheoak

A prostrate and beautifully ground hugging form of a very adaptable coastal plant. Flowers are insignificant but the foliage more than makes up for it.

Great for rockeries or spilling down embankments and over the side of pots, and will flow over rocks and hillocks creating spectacular effects. A very easy care plant that does well in a wide range of soil types, and from cold temperate to subtropical areas. The dense foliage will deter weed growth, adding to the low maintenance aspect. Can take some salt, so is good for coastal gardens. Tolerant of dry spells once established, frost tolerant. Heavy frost may brown the top foliage, but new growth will shoot away in spring.

Family:Casuarinaceae
Scientific Name:Casuarina glauca
Cultivar:Cousin It
Common Name:Sheoak
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.2 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife: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. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.