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Drooping Sheoak

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Scientific name
Allocasuarina verticillata
Common name
Drooping Sheoak
Plants that Clothe the Bluff
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Plant Form
Trees
Where to find
Cliff and Moonah woodland
Foliage
Drooping greyish-green branchlets
Flower
Yellow to brown male flowers on spikes, female red-crimson
Size
H 4 – 11 m x W 3 – 6 m
Flowering
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Description

The drooping grey-green branchlets of the male Drooping Sheoak produce brown/orange catkins (flowers) from April to  November. The female flowers are small red brushes produced on a separate tree and once fertilised produce cylindrical seed-filled cones with sharp valves.

Drooping Sheoaks are somewhat stunted in their situation on the Bluff. They are small trees, with a rounded crown. The golden effect of the dense, male flowers is an attractive feature. The small female flowers are borne on separate trees.

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