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SHEOAK - FOREST

Allocasuarina torulosaBotanical Name: Allocasuarina torulosa
Description

Ornamental, slender, upright, medium sized tree with thick, corky bark and large flat topped seed pods. Handsome weeping tree for home gardens and parks. Important feed tree for the threatened Glossy Black Cockatoo which feeds on seeds. Foliage is gleaned for insects by small insectivorous birds. Suitable to most soils and situations. Fast growing and tolerant of moderate frosts. The timber is reddish pink to brown. It is prized by woodworkers and woodturners as a rare and exotic timber, often used in wood turnings, knife handles and other specialist items.

Other Names: Casuarina, Forest She Oak, #CV
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$3.95 140 Seedling xSmall

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Plant Information or Specifications

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Ornamental Screening Plant (#OrnamentalScreeningPlant)

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

3 Plants (Male and Female)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Poor Drainage (Clay)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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