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.

Family:Casuarinaceae
Scientific Name:Casuarina glauca prostrate
Cultivar:Shagpile
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

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