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River She-oak, Beefwood
Scientific Name: Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq.
Synonym:
Family: Casuarinaceae
River She-oak, Beefwood (Casuarina  cunninghamiana) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-26
USDA: 9-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eastern and northern Australia

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, the largest of the Casuarina, very fast growing to 65 feet tall (20 m), 40 feet spread (12 m); gray bark with small platelets; needle-like foliage

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water, very drought tolerant, tolerates poor drainage, tolerates saline soils

Propagation: Winged seeds, that don't need pre-treatment, and fall easily from the fruit when it is left to dry


River She-oak (Casuarina cunninghamiana), U.S.D.A. Drawing, courtesy Hunt Institute

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
Woody globose cones, 0.4 inches in diameter (1 cm), following inconspicuous flowers


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