Commonly known as River Oak, River She Oak, or simply She Oak, Casuarina cunninghamiana is a native Australian tree that belongs to the Casuarinaceae family. It is commonly found along riverbanks, hence the name "River She Oak." The tree can reach a height of up to 15mt and has a slender, weeping appearance with fine, needle-like foliage.
The River She Oak is well adapted to various environments, including coastal areas, and is known for its ability to tolerate poor soil conditions. It has a deep root system that helps stabilize riverbanks and prevent erosion. The tree also produces cone-like fruit structures called "cones" that contain small seeds.
Casuarina cunninghamiana is often planted for its ornamental value in landscaping and is valued for its ability to provide shade and windbreaks. Additionally, the tree is sometimes used in land rehabilitation projects due to its erosion control capabilities.
A tall, Australian nativetree with narrow, cord-like branches and no apparent leaves, this tree is suitable for a windbreak or shade tree. Best grown in a sunny position in well-drained soil. Tolerates wet soils as well as drought. Grows to 10-15mt high x 6-8mt wide.