Casuarina cunninghamiana
River Sheoak

Uses: Slow growing native tree from the north and north east coast of the country. Foliage down to ground level. Useful for soil retention and erosion control.
Its tendency to sucker makes it a good tree to plant along river banks or waterways.
Timber makes and excellent firewood as well as a craft wood.
Indigenous people used the timber to extract resin and used.
Important food source for red and yellow tailed black cockatoo

  • Canopy Shape canopy-pyramidal Pyramidal
  • Height 10-15m
  • Spread 6-10m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Casuarinaceae
  • Botanical Name Casuarina cunninghamiana
  • Common Name River Sheoak
  • Origin Vic, Qld, NT
  • Habit Spreading
  • Landscape Coast, Coastal footslopes, 2nd line coast, Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Foliage Green
  • Flower Type Insignificant
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Furrowed
  • Form Tall Tree (Usually exceeds 10m)