Black Sheoak

Scientific NameAllocasuarina littoralis
Size and formUpright tree 4-8m high and 2-5m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitPlants are monoecious; separate male and female flowers usually on the same plant. Female flowers are red, small and hairy looking. Male flower inflorescence is a dark brown spike. Flowers occur March to June. Fruit is a cone that splits to release a dark brown, winged seed.
Branchlets are thin, often upright, ascending and needle like, with whorls of small sharp teeth. Bark is furrowed.
Growing conditionsSuitable for well-drained soils in a full-sun or part-shade position. They are useful for shade, windbreaks or screens.