Herb: She Oak
Latin name: Casuarina littoralis
Synonyms: Allocasuarina littoralis, Casuarina suberosa
Family: Casuarinaceae (She-oak Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of She Oak:Sandy coastal heaths, especially on poor sandstone soils. Widespread on heath and in open forests.
Other uses of the herb:Wood - hard, durable. Used for veneer and joinery, it is also an excellent fuel.
Propagation of She Oak:Seed - sow late winter to early summer in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy coastal heaths, especially on poor sandstone soils. Widespread on heath and in open forests.
Medicinal use of She Oak:None known
Known hazards of Casuarina littoralis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.