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River She Oak
Characteristics: Tree 10-15 metre spread 6-10m
Seeds per packets: 30
An attractive native tree with a spreading habit and fine needle like foliage to ground level.
The female trees produce small rounded fruits containing the seed. Flowering occurs during February to March
Good tree for river banks and waterways. Useful for soil retention and erosion control.
Endemic to the eastern coast of Australia.
Prefers a light to medium soil in an open sunny position. Drought and frost resistant and salt tolerant.
Note: Previously known as Casuarina cunninghamiana before being renamed Allocasuarina cunninghamiana.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 22-25°C for this species.
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.