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Allocasuarina Littoralis 'Black Sheoak' Seeds

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Allocasuarina Littoralis 'Black Sheoak' - 25x Seeds

A very tough and fast growing medium sized tree, suitable for both coastal and inland areas. Adaptable to most condition. It has fine soft needles which make a lovely sighing noise in winds.  An excellent choice for roadside plantings and for parks and farms, very good for windbreaks and shelterbelts, and is nitrogen fixing. It is dioecious (male and female plants), males have showy red flowers in spring. It naturally occurs in eastern states from the very top of Queensland down to Tasmania. Tolerates frost down to -5, good for a wide range of soil types but does not like soggy soils.

Great native replacment for a pine tree. Also makes a great native living Christmas Tree!

Height - 8/12 meters

Width - 4/7 meters

 

Seed Starting Method

Allocasuarina Littoralis 'Black Sheoak'  seeds are only a few millimeters in size. As a general rule Allocasuarina Littoralis 'Black Sheoak' seed should be sown to the depth of the seed. 

Although most Australian native/ endemic seed can be sown throughout the seasons across Australia it is advisable to sow in Spring or Summer in colder regions. The optimum temperate to ensure the best possible germination rate for sowing many Australian native/ endemic species is around 18-22°C.  

Smoke treatment recommended

Sowing Depth


See above.
The seed will lodge in the pores of your seed starting mix once misted with water.

Growing Season


Spring & Autumn
Place in a warm sunny position and keep moist to avoid drying out.

Germination Time 10-40 days at around 18-22°C.
Hardiness Hardy 
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height

Height - 8/12 meters

Width - 4/7 meters

Planting Position Partial or full sun
Days Until Maturity  N/A
Growing tips

Seeds of many native/endemic species require specific conditions that mimic their natural habitat or specially formulated seed treatments, to break dormancy. 

Do not be to quick to discard pots that haven't yet shown signs of seed germination. Seeds will often lay dormant until conditions are optimal and will produce amazing results, long after they have been forgotten.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for most native species.

Research shows that many members of this species are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke, which mimocs an Australian bushfire. Although germination will may occur without smoke treatment it has proved be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.

Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken by applying to the surface after sowing.

Click this link to view our seed starting treatments specially designed for Australian Natives

 

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