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ALLOCASUARINA inophloia 250g

Woolly Oak or Stringybark Sheoak

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 475-250g


Family: Casuarinaceae
Characteristics: Small tree 3-10 metres

Seed per packet: Approx. 250
Seed per gram: Approx: 1000

An attractive native tree 3-10 metres with an open canopy of weeping branchlets. The trunk has a hairy, shaggy, dense appearance of the bark on the trunk and lateral branches with needle-like foliage.

A. inophloia is a dioecious species, meaning that male and female plants are separate. Female flowers appear bright red during winter and male flowers are displayed as small spikes.

Occurs naturally in Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales

Adaptable to a range of conditions warm temperate to semi-arid conditions with moist, well-drained soils or dry soils. Prefers full sun to part shade.

Grow notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 22-25°C for this species.

  1. Sow seed on the surface of a porous seed-raising mix.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed-raising mix over the seed to hold the seed in place. Do not bury the seed too deeply.
  3. Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, and avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 14-28 days in the right conditions.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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