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QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE -5
  • SYNONYMS Casuarina stricta, Casuarina verticillata
  • ELEVATION RANGE Low|Mid
  • FAMILY Casuarinaceae
  • PLANT TYPE Large tree
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Drought tolerant
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS Tolerates many soil types
  • SUN EXPOSURE Full sun to Partial sun
  • SALT TOLERANCE Moderately salt tolerant
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED No special drainage required
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Seeds

Allocasuarina verticillata
(Drooping She-oak)

This tall evergreen tree makes a great windbreak, hedge, privacy screening, shade and lumber products. It is drought tolerant, can tolerate salt spray, is a nitrogen fixer and is used for fodder. However, heaving feeding can be damaged this tree. She-oak has valuable pollen that bees are attracted to. Seeds are best sown fresh, the tree sets seed in the summer months. The tree grows at a moderate rate. Its wood is used for posts, charcoal, flooring, and crafting.

Plant Uses

  • Privacy-screening plant
  • Windbreak
  • Shade
  • Nitrogen fixer
  • Hedge
  • Woodworking

Dangers

None