Found widely in south Eastern Australia Allocasuarina verticillata with its natural weeping habit is commonly called the ‘Drooping Sheoak.
Interestingly the species does vary from those that are naturally found in coastal areas and those found inland. So choose the variety to suit your location.
Allocasuarina verticillata Landscaping Uses
Like many Allocasuarina species this is tree that is used widely as a windbreak tree as well as a shelter tree for livestock it is also suited as an interesting ornamental in a garden situation.
This is not a small tree, it can reach 10 metres in height.
- Botanical Name – Allocasuarina Verticillata
- Common Names – Weeping or Drooping Sheoak
- Position – Full sun
- Soil – Tolerates poor to dry soil
- Foliage – Needle like, mid to deep green,
- Height – Around 5 – 12 metres depending on conditions
- Spread – A crown of 4 – 65 metre across.
- Growth Rate – Medium to fast
- Flowers – Late winter into spring, reddish brown. Followed by seeds which attract native birds to the garden,
Tristaniopsis laurina is available for sale from the following wholesale nurseries.
1750 Westernport Rd Heath Hill VIC 3981
Australias largest grower of semi advanced native and deciduous trees. .9 - 2.6mts high. Supplying councils, developers and landscapers. Includes Acacia implexa, acacia melanoxlylon.