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Allocasuarina verticillata

Drooping Sheoak
(previously known as Casuarina stricta)

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment



Seed Pre-Treatment: Cold treatment 1 week
Surface sow, cover lightly with gravel. Smoke treatment may improve results.



Germinates in 2-6 weeks.
High germination rate.
Full Sun - no shade during germination.

Pests and Disease

Coccoids (Hemiptera) form distinctive galls; these are harmless and treatment is unnecessary.

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer
Optimum germination temperature 25-30°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe

Year Round

Storage and Ripening

Once released from cone, seed loses viability quickly. Storage at 3-5°C recommended (may then be viable for 5-10 years).

Grows from Cuttings