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Casuarina glaucens 'Free fall' (She-oak, Ironwood, Casuarina)

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Plant description

casuarina glauca prostrate free fall

casuarina glauca free fall

Casuarina glauca prostrate 'Free Fall' is a cascading low shrub which is great for covering banks, slopes and walls. It is super tough and zero maintenance, suiting sandy soil to clay. It is long lived and spreads wide, meaning that fewer plants need to be used for a large coverage. It grows  to around half a metre high, and 3 to 6 metres wide. A good erosion control plant. Suits full sun to part shade, and is drought and cold tolerant.

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: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 6 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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