Allocasuarina littoralis – Black She-oak

A tough and fast growing medium sized tree, suitable for both coastal and inland areas. It has fine soft needles which make a lovely sighing noise in winds.  An excellent choice for parks and farms, very good for windbreaks and shelterbelts, and is nitrogen fixing. It is dioecious (male and female plants), males have showy red flowers in spring. It naturally occurs in eastern states from the very top of Queensland down to Tasmania. Tolerates frost down to -5, good for a wide range of soil types but does not like soggy soils. Has a large root system so should not be planted near drains, paths, buildings etc

Family : Casuarinaceae
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Plant Type : Large tree
Width : 7
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Allocasuarina littoralis
Common Name : She-oak
Height : 12
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Seed eating birds