Black She-Oak

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

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable

Aspect: Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Special Features:
Preferred food tree of Glossy Black Cockatoos
• Tolerates drier sites
• Aboriginal Food and Tool Source

Garden Styles:

  • Garden for Biodiversity
  • Birds and Butterflies
  • Coastal Natives

Extra information:

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.