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.

Scientific Name:Casuarina glauca
Family:Casuarinaceae
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

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.