Allocasuarina torulosa

Rose sheoak, Forest oak

A low maintainence native with a dense growth habit.

Features: Hardy. Attractive foliage. Low maintainence.
Applications: Screening, streetscapes, verges, parks and native gardens.
Description Often seen in verges and streetscapes throughout WA planted in numbers as an attractive screen, this She-oak earns its name for its annual colour change brought on by its rusty-coloured flowers. The medium-sized tree is hardy and relatively robust, requiring little maintainence in such sites where its light leaf litter is not troublesome. Its more upright growth habit also makes it useful for space-restricted sites. It often occurs naturally as an understorey plant with larger Eucalyptus.
Availability: Currently unavailable
Mature height: 8-15
Mature spread: 5-8
Canopy: Somewhat conical. Moderate shade.
Growth rate: Fast in suitable conditions
Cautions: Light leaf litter
Tolerances: Poor soils, some coastal conditions
Sun demands: Prefers full sun but tolerates part shade
Soil demands: Most well-drained soils
Water demands: Low
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Native or Exotic: Native
Leaf habit: Evergreen
Family: Casuarinaceae
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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from 2009.

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