Beach She-oak – Casuarina equisetifolia

(200 seeds)

$4.15

Fast-growing, hardy Australian native.

As a bonsai, this tough plant adapts well to most bonsai styles and sizes, and its thin pine-like leaves make it a beautiful bonsai specimen, but is generally at its best as a medium to large bonsai and looks marvelous in group plantings. It can be grown indoors, but will require good light.  
 

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As a bonsai, this tough plant adapts well to most bonsai styles and sizes, and its thin pine-like leaves make it a beautiful bonsai specimen, but is generally at its best as a medium to large bonsai and looks marvelous in group plantings. It can be grown indoors, but will require good light.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Any

Bonsai Size

Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

Casuarina equisetifolia is an evergreen tree growing to 6–35 m tall. In the right conditions this tree will grow fast and give you good shade on a hot day. Known as the Coastal Sheoak this species produces some of the best fire wood in the world thanks to its ability to burn readily and make beautiful coals.

Propagation

Casuarina equisetifolia is a native of Queensland, the Northern Territory where it grows on the coastal fringe. The tree is also native to South East Asia where you find the most beautiful examples of this tree as a bonsai. It will grow in temperate areas and will manage very light frosts. This tree has many other great features as well. It grows very well in sandy soils making it a great wind break tree in warmer climates.

Common Name:Beach She-oak
Scientific Name:Casuarina equisetifolia
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 200
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:3 (-5 to 0 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:10-15m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

Casuarina equisetifolia is an evergreen tree growing to 6–35 m tall. In the right conditions this tree will grow fast and give you good shade on a hot day. Known as the Coastal Sheoak this species produces some of the best fire wood in the world thanks to its ability to burn readily and make beautiful coals.

Propagation

Casuarina equisetifolia is a native of Queensland, the Northern Territory where it grows on the coastal fringe. The tree is also native to South East Asia where you find the most beautiful examples of this tree as a bonsai. It will grow in temperate areas and will manage very light frosts. This tree has many other great features as well. It grows very well in sandy soils making it a great wind break tree in warmer climates.

Product Details
Common Name:Beach She-oak
Scientific Name:Casuarina equisetifolia
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 200
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:3 (-5 to 0 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:10-15m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants