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Allocasuarina littoralis

Plant name: Black she-oak

Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees

Plant pdf: Download the product detail sheet

Origin: NSW, VIC, TAS, QLD.

Cultural notes: Hardy and adaptable to most climates and well drained soils. Prefers full sun to light shade.

Tolerates: Tolerant of drought, frost and salt spray.

Flowering season: Winter.

Flower colour: The 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 colour: The 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.

Width: up to 5m

Height: up to 10m

Plant spacing: 200cm apart

Recommended uses: Fast growing and ornamental, suitable as a street tree or shade tree.

Description: 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.