Allocasuarina verticillata
Drooping Sheoak (Southern Lofty)

Uses: Ornamental species for shade or shelter in streetscapes, reserves and parks. Planted en-mass an effective screen. Tolerant of coastal locations.
Food source and habitat for birds.
Cultural uses: Indigenous peoples used for food, medicine, implements (boomerangs, shields), adhesive (canoe sealant).

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

:NL: Northern Lofty
:SL: Southern Lofty

For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 5-8m
  • Spread 4-6m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Casuarinaceae
  • Botanical Name Allocasuarina verticillata
  • Common Name Drooping Sheoak (Southern Lofty)
  • Origin SA
  • Habit Conical, Weeping
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Lime, Heavy frost, Soil salinity
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Yellow, Red
  • Flowering Time Autumn, Winter
  • Flower Type Spikes
  • Purpose Bush food, Screen
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Medium Tree (Usually between 5m & 11m)
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region