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PlantFiles: Black She-oak, Bull Oak
Allocasuarina littoralis

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Family: Casuarinaceae
Genus: Allocasuarina (al-low-kazh-yoo-ar-EYE-nuh) (Info)
Species: littoralis (lit-tor-AY-liss) (Info)

Synonym:Casuarina littoralis

Category:
Trees

Height:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
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Bloom Color:
Red
Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral kennedyh On Jul 8, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This tree looks very like a pine tree, but is not remotely related to the conifers. What appear to be dark green needles, are in fact slender branchlets. There are leaves on the tree, but they are reduced to a ring of minute teeth round the stem at intervals. The tree is dioecious, which means that the flowers are single sex and are found on different trees. The male flowers are catkin-like, being rings of stamens around the end nodes of the branchlets, changing the colour of the tree to reddish-orange, when in flower. The female flowers are tufts of red stigmas, along the branches and if fertilised (they are wind-pollinated) develop into hard woody cone-like seed capsules full of winged seeds.
Seed is held for a long time on the female trees and is easily collected, the cones opening rapidly when picked.
I have one growing well in my garden, now about 5 metres tall. It has proved to be a male, so no cones will be produced.
I have also grown this species extensively for revegetation projects in this area.



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