Black She-oak, Bull Oak
Allocasuarina littoralis

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

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

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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

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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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 openi... read more