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|
|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|
|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|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.