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

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable

Special Features:
• Hardy Shrub
• Only occurs naturally on or near Mt Coolum

Garden Style:

  • Minimalist Architectural
  • Gardening for Biodiversity
  • Coastal Native
   Listed as Endangered Species

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.