Allocasuarina inophloia – Stringybark She-oak

A hardy small tree, growing from 3 to 10 metres high, with interesting shaggy rough bark and arching branches. The foliage is fine and makes beautiful sighing sounds in winds. It has male and female plants, the small red female flowers appear in winter. Naturally grows in inland woodlands in north NSW and Queensland. Withstands heavy frost and drought, and doesn’t mind poor soils. Adaptable to most soils but dislikes boggy areas. Has a large root system so should not be planted near drains, paths, buildings etc

Family : Casuarinaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 6
Flowering Time : Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control
Scientific Name: Allocasuarina inophloia
Common Name : She-oak
Height : 10
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Cold climate, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Seed eating birds