Plant name: Black she-oak
Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees
Description: An erect, small to medium-sized tree, growing to 10 metres in height. It has ascending branches and the foliage is greyish-green needle-like branchlets. It has dark grey-brown, deeply fissured bark on the trunk.
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 type and season: Flowing in winter, 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 type and 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.
Soil type: Well-draining, moist soil preferred. Can tolerate most soil types and poor soil. Most pH levels are tolerated.
Width: Up to 5m
Height: Up to 10m
Recommended uses: A fast growing and ornamental tree, suitable as a street tree or shade tree.