Drooping She-oak

Sheoak growing in Milarri Garden
She-oak tree, Allocasuarina verticillata, growing in Milarri Garden.
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria

Gneering (Gunditjmara), Barn (Gunaikurnai)

Botanical name: Allocasuarina verticillata
Family: Casuarinaceae

Uses

The timber is mainly used to manufacture boomerangs and other implements. The young shoots and cones can be eaten.

Distribution

Drooping She-oak is widespread in primary dune scrub, rocky open scrub, red gum and ironbark country. It grows in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia.

Cultivation

This small erect tree likes well-drained soils and can grow in full sun to partial shade. Once established it can tolerate dry periods and it has dense yellow flowers from March to December. It grows around 4–11 m tall and 3–6 m wide.

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She-oak needles

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