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Allocasuarina crassa 'Cape Pillar Sheoak'

Origin: Tasmanian endemic.

Sprawling low shrub to small tree 1.5-2.5m (eventually taller). Width 2.0m+. Evergreen. Growth rate medium. Use for shrubberies, rockeries, as an architectural feature. Best in heavy soils. Full sun to part shade. Extremely frost hardy. Drought proof. Flowers in Spring. Pruning not required.

Features: Very unusual form and habit. Bird and butterfly attracting. Very coarse 'needles'.

 

Allocasuarina cunninghamii "River Sheoak' Tas prov

Origin: Qld, NSW, ACT, NT

Handsome pendulous tree 4-8m+ height. 2.0 -3.0m width. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for screen, windbreak, paddock shelter. Any soil type - wet or dry. Full sun. Very frost hardy. Extremely drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Flowers late spring to early summer. Pruning not required.

Features: Bird attracting. Self mulching and weed suppressing. Very widely planted screen-shelter plant. Produces highly prized timber (from very old trees).

 

Allocasuarina duncani 'Conical Sheoak'

Origin: Tasmanian endemic.

Erect columnar shrub 3-5m in height. 1.2-1.5m in width. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Large fruits on compact plants.Use for screens, hedges, shelter, background. Best in heavy soils but will take most. Full sun to part shade. Extremely frost hardy. Drought proof. Flowers in spring. Pruning not required.

Features:Very unusual form and habit. Bird and butterfly attracting. Useful compact erect form. Rare Tasmanian Species.

Feature Codes: CFOPX
Seeds per gram: 400

Allocasuarina littoralis 'Bull Oak'

Origin: Tas,Vic,NSW,Qld

Bushy conical shrub 3.0-6.0m height. Width 2.0-3.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for screen, windbreak, paddock shelter. All soils with reasonable drainage. Full sun. Very frost hardy. Extremely drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Red flowers in late Spring to early Summer.

Features: Bird attracting. Self mulching and weed suppressant.

Feature Codes: BCEO
Seeds per gram: 500

Allocasuarina monilifera 'Necklace Sheoak or Little Oak'

Origin: Tasmanian endemic.

Bushy erect shrub 1.2-1.8m height. Width 1.5-2.0m. Growth rate fast. Evergreen. Use as screen or windbreak. All soils with reasonable drainage. Full sun. Very frost hardy. Extremely drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Red flowers in late Spring to early Summer. Pruning not required but will take any amount.

Features: Bird attracting. Self mulching and weed suppressing.

 

Allocasuarina paludosa 'Shrub Sheoak'

Origin: NE Tas, SA,Vic,NSW - Tasmanian provenance.

Small erect or bun shaped shrub 1.0m height. Width 1.0-1.5m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for general plantings. All soils with reasonable drainage but best in sands or gravels. Full sun. Extremely frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Red flowers in late Spring to early Summer. Pruning not required but can take any amount.

Features: Bird attracting. Self mulching and weed suppressing. One of the best small sheoaks.

Feature Codes: AB
Seeds per gram: 2000

Allocasuarina torulosa 'Forest Oak or Burgundy'

Origin: Tasmanian provenance.

Small to medium conical tree 5-10m height. Width 3.0-4.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use for screen, windbreak, avenues. All soils with reasonable drainage. Full Sun. Very frost hardy. Extremely drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Red flowers in late Spring to early Summer. Pruning not required. Best left unpruned to get best effect from the plant shape.

Features: Very elegant slightly weeping conical tree. Self mulching and weed suppressing. Fresh growth in Spring gives the tree a red or burgundy hue.

 

Allocasuarina verticillata 'Drooping She Oak'

Origin: Tasmania, Temperate Australia.

Bushy weeping shrub 2.5 -4.0m in height. 2.0 -3.0m in width. Evergreen. Growth rate medium. Use for screen, windbreak, paddock shelter. All soils with reasonable drainage. Full sun. Very hardy. Extremely drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Flowers in late spring to early summer. Pruning not required.

Features: Bird attracting.Self mulching and weed suppressing.

Feature Codes: ABCEO
Seeds per gram: 400

Allocasuarina zephyrea 'Western Sheoak'

Origin: Tasmanian endemic.

Slender erect shrub 1.5-2.0m (can become taller in time). Width 1.5-2.0m. Evergreen. Growth rate fast. Use as feature shrub for its shape and form. Most soils- if in sand needs to be well watered. Full sun. Extremely frost hardy. Very drought tolerant. Very wind firm. Pruning not required but will take any amount.

Features: Bird attracting. Whole plant appears slightly greyish.

Feature Codes: EHJNX
Seeds per gram: 500

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The feature codes used above are as follows:

A Coastal exposure; beach frontage, dunes or cliffs.  J Sub-alpine to alpine; Areas above montane, often treeless.
B Coastal heath; sandy soils, high wind exposure, low nutrient levels.  K Grasslands.
C Dry sclerophyll forest; rocky, poor soil types; very good drainage, low rainfall.  Ka Coastal dune systems.
D Riverbank and riparian; associated with streams and rivers.  Kb Lowland savannah; open grassland and grassy open forests.
E Widespread; distributed over much of the state.  Kc Montane grasslands, heaths and herbfields.
F Wet sclerophyll/eucalyptus forest; deep fertile soils; rainfall 1000-1500mm per year.  Kd Alpine tussock grasslands and herbfields.
G Temperate rainforest, myrtle forest; rainfall in excess of 1500mm per year.  N Frost hardy; tolerant of frosts to at least minus 7.0 degrees C.
H Montane; plateau vegetation including high altitude eucalyptus forests.  O Drought tolerant.
I Swamps and bogs.  P Shade tolerant; indicates tolerance of full or partial (P) shade.
Ia Coastal saltmarsh; dominated by succulents, grasses and sedges; very saline.  Q Edible; various plant parts.
Ib Brackish coastal and estuarine.  R Poisonous (where known).
Ic Freshwater swamps and soaks.  S Pioneer species.
Id Moving water (freshwater).  T Tolerant of poor drainage.
Ie Buttongrass sedgelands; poor drainage; high fire frequency; high rainfall.  U Salt tolerant.
If Alpine moors and bogs.  X Tasmanian endemic species.