Tree to 6 Metres
Graceful drooping habit, fine foliage “sings” in the breeze. Reddish brown flowers in March-May followed
by bird attracting seed pods.
Self mulching. Tolerates S/E ocean winds. Good for windbreaks & dune stability.
Natural Habitat: Coastal Dunes
Aspect: Full Sun
• Food tree of Yellow Black Cockatoos
• Tolerates drier sites
- Coastal Natives
- Birds and Butterflies
- Gardening for Biodiversity
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.