Casuarina glauca prostrate ‘Shagpile’ – She-Oak

A great tough ground covering Casuarina that hugs the ground with dense carpeting growth. It has grey green long, thin and soft leaves, and the carpeting foliage will deter weeds. A good plant for low maintenance areas, as well as for interesting sculptural uses as it flows over rocks and mounds. Good for full sun to part shade, and does well in most soils as long as it gets good drainage. Tolerates dry conditions and frost, and is suitable for coastal areas.

Scientific Name:Casuarina glauca prostrate
Common Name:She-Oak
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.2 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Brown
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, 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
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing






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.