Tree 6 to 10m
Hardy & very fast growing, slightly pendulous branches with brown male flowers & bright red female flowers on separate trees.
Excellent screening tree in narrow situations.
Natural Habitat: Wallum Woodlands, Eucalypt Forest
Form: Tree 6-10 Metres Tall
Aspect: Full Sun / Filtered Sun
• Preferred food tree of Glossy Black Cockatoos
• Tolerates drier sites
• Aboriginal Food and Tool Source
- Garden for Biodiversity
- Birds and Butterflies
- Coastal Natives
Australian National Botanic garden – Aboriginal Plant Use Trail
Casuarina and Allocasuarina spp. (She-oaks)
The hard wood of she-oak was much used for making boomerangs, shields and clubs. In Wyrie Swamp, South Australia, archaeologists found a boomerang 10,000 years old, made from she-oak wood. Young shoots were chewed to allay thirst, and young cones were also eaten.