Allocasuarina paludosa|Scrub or Swamp Sheoak

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Open to dense shrub with smooth bark. Plants male and/or female. Ribs on branchlets are grooved. Furrows densely downy.
Size (W x H)
1-2m x 0.5-2m
Leaves reduced to 5-8 erect or spreading teeth, not overlapping.
Male flowers - spikes 1-4cm long at end of branchlets; female flowers along branchlets. Cones egg-shaped to 18mm long.
Flower colour
Male - brown; female - red
Flower time
March to October
Growing conditions
Moist to wet clay and sandy soil, above swamps. Frost tolerant. Full sun.
Commonly used for
Dense screen plant for poorly drained positions. Bird habitat.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory