Allocasuarina torulosa
Forest Oak

Uses: Tree from north/east coast of Australia where it can grow to 30m.
Will grow a little smaller in southern regions.
Can be used as a specimen tree for lager gardens. Can be used as a street tree where no power lines are present.
This species is dioecious with male and female flowers on separate plants
The seeds of this species have been found to be a food source for the Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Growing these plants in small stands between open space will help encourage the return of this endangered native bird.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-oval Oval
  • Height 6-20m
  • Spread 6-8m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Casuarinaceae
  • Botanical Name Allocasuarina torulosa
  • Common Name Forest Oak
  • Origin NSW, Qld
  • Habit Upright to spreading
  • Landscape Coastal footslopes, Footslopes, Hills, Plains, 2nd line coast
  • Soil Texture Gravel, Loam, Sand, Clay
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost, Soil salinity, Salt spray
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Brown, None
  • Flowering Time Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage Grey-green
  • Flower Type Insignificant
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Furrowed
  • Form Tall Tree (Usually exceeds 10m)