ALLOCASUARINA torulosa

Forest Sheoak

SKU: N 239
Stock: Out Of Stock

Family: Casuarinaceae
Characteristics: Tree 10-20 m spread 5 m
Flowering season: Winter

Seed per packet: Approx. 80
Seed per gram:  Approx 240

Size:
$4.25 AUD Inc. GST

The Forest She Oak is a hardy tree that grows with fine, pendulous green foliage, turning deep bronze in autumn and winter. The trunch has dark orange-brown tessellated corky bark.
Flowers on male plants are reddish brown on the ends of branches, while female flowers are red along the stems.

Occurs naturally in the coastal regions of New South Wales and Queensland.

Prefers light to medium soil in a protected sunny position. Drought resistant but frost tender.

Note: Previously known as Casuarina torulosa before being renamed Allocasuarina torulosa.

Best sown in spring avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum temperature for germination for this species is around 22-25°C.

Sow seed on the surface of a porous seed-raising mix.
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.
Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
Place in a warm, shaded, or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
Keep warm & moist
Germination: 2-6 weeks.

Storing at 3-5°C will maintain the viability of the seed for several years.

*Please note:

  • Please do not be too hasty to discard seeds that do not germinate; seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural germination requirements.
  • As with all seeds, they must have adequate water to keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.

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