Herb: Forest Oak
Latin name: Casuarina torulosa
Synonyms: Allocasuarina torulosa
Family: Casuarinaceae (She-oak Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Forest Oak:Coastal eucalyptus forests and on moist fertile soils in hilly eucalyptus forests. Experiences frost and snow in the south of its range.
Other uses of the herb:Wood - tough, durable. Used for veneer and joinery, it is also a very good fuel.
Propagation of Forest 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:Coastal eucalyptus forests and on moist fertile soils in hilly eucalyptus forests. Experiences frost and snow in the south of its range.
Medicinal use of Forest Oak:None known
Known hazards of Casuarina torulosa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.