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butterfly attracting
coastal gardens

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urban and commercial

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light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
good drainage

Allocasuarina littoralis

black she-oak

An erect, small to medium sized tree growing to 10m in height. It has ascending branches and the foliage is made up of greyish-green needle-like branchlets. It has dark grey-brown, deeply fissured bark on the trunk.
originNSW, Vic, Tas, Qld.
cultural notesHardy and adaptable to most climates and well drained soils. Prefers full sun to light shade.
toleratesTolerant of drought, frost and salt spray.
flowering seasonWinter.
flower colourThe male and female flowers occur on different plants (dioecious). Male flowers are dark brown flower spikes, female flowers are red. Small fruiting cones are produced in clusters on the female plants.
foliage colourThe foliage is made up of grey-green needle like branchlets. The true leaves are reduced to tiny teeth-like scales at regular intervals along the branchlets.
widthup to 5m
heightup to 10m
plant spacing200cm apart
recommended usesFast growing and ornamental, suitable as a street tree or shade tree.

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