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Allocasuarina verticillata

Drooping she oak

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Features

  • Height10m
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping she oak). This is a medium-sized bushy tree with a rounded head and a drooping form. The fallen segmented branchlets prevent other plants from growing beneath the trees.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Tree

Origin

S. E. Australia

Interest and use

A nitrogen fixing tree and grown for shade, to stop erosion, for screening and as an ornamental.

Used woodturning for its density and hardness as well as for fuel as the wood gives off relatively little ash.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Light, Gritty, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Grow in full sun. Drought tolerant.

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