Forest Oak – Casuarina torulosa

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A great upright form with needle like foliage and beautiful flaking bark.

Casuarinas are a great, tough Australian natives for bonsai, and their needle like foliage gives it a conifer like appearance that is as beautiful as many of the popular bonsai pine species. This species is the most popular of the Casuarina's for bonsai, has great upright form and responds well to heavy pruning.  

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Casuarinas are a great, tough Australian natives for bonsai, and their needle like foliage gives it a conifer like appearance that is as beautiful as many of the popular bonsai pine species. This species is the most popular of the Casuarina's for bonsai, has great upright form and responds well to heavy pruning.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting

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

A medium sized tree to about 15m, the Forest Oak is found from the southern coast of NSW up to the top of Cape York. It’s dense canopy and flaky bark make it a very attractive tree and it is widely planted as a street tree and for creating a wind break. Drought tolerant and easygoing.

Propagation

Whilst the tree prefers a temperate climate, it can tolerate minor frosts and can be grown successfully in most parts of Australia. It can be grown in most soil types although it prefers a well draining soil and one that is pH neutral or slightly acidic.

Common Name:Forest Oak
Scientific Name:Casuarina torulosa
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 50
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:2 (-10 to -5 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting
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, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

A medium sized tree to about 15m, the Forest Oak is found from the southern coast of NSW up to the top of Cape York. It’s dense canopy and flaky bark make it a very attractive tree and it is widely planted as a street tree and for creating a wind break. Drought tolerant and easygoing.

Propagation

Whilst the tree prefers a temperate climate, it can tolerate minor frosts and can be grown successfully in most parts of Australia. It can be grown in most soil types although it prefers a well draining soil and one that is pH neutral or slightly acidic.

Product Details
Common Name:Forest Oak
Scientific Name:Casuarina torulosa
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 50
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:2 (-10 to -5 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk, Group Planting
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, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants