Allocasuarina striata
Small Bull Oak

Uses: A hardy foliage plant. Plant grouped as an low informal hedge in roadside verges and raised beds. Tolerates moderate coastal exposure and can be planted as a low wind-break.
Soil binding plant for reserves and parks. Bird habitat and refuge for small mammals and lizards, Requires well-drained soils and responds to pruning.
Cultural uses: Indigenous peoples used for food, medicine, implements (boomerangs, shields), adhesive (canoe sealant).
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 2 by SA Water and requires written approval before being planted in any street or drainage area. It should not be planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer main or connection.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:KI: Kangaroo Island
:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 1.5-2.5m
  • Spread 1-1.5m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Casuarinaceae
  • Botanical Name Allocasuarina striata
  • Common Name Small Bull Oak
  • Origin SA
  • Habit Erect, Dense, Rounded
  • Landscape Hills, Footslopes, Plains
  • Soil Texture Clay, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost, Soil salinity
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Brown
  • Flowering Time Autumn, Spring
  • Flower Type Ball
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat, Wind protection
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Medium Shrub (Usually between 1.2m & 3.6m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region