Mt Coolum She-Oak
Shrub to 3m
Open Habit with Red fuzzy flowers on female trees and Brown flowers on Male trees.
Greyish pine-like needles
Occurs naturally on or near Mt Coolum.
Natural Habitat: Dry Sclerophyll Forest / Heathland
Aspect: Full Sun
• Hardy Shrub
• Only occurs naturally on or near Mt Coolum
- Minimalist Architectural
- Gardening for Biodiversity
- Coastal Native
Listed as Endangered Species
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.