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Casuarina glauca 'Shagpile' (She oak)

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Plant description

casuarina glauca she oak shag pile 2

Casuarina 'Shagpile' is a quirky ground covering low shrub that is tough and very hardy for planting in many diverse situations. It grows with soft long thin leaves, hugging the ground and flowing over mounds and down banks. It is tolerant of frost and dry spells, and needs minimal attention once established. Does well in most soil types, as long as they have reasonable drainage. It has dense weed supressing growth. Good for full and part sun, and for coastal areas. Great for poolside plantings as it is very tidy.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: brown
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Lizards.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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