Horsetail Beefwood, Beach Sheoak, Ironwood, Australian Pine, Filao Tree, She-oak Casuarina equisetifolia

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Botanical Name:

Casuarina equisetifolia

Family:

Casuarinaceae

Genus:

Casuarina

Species:

equisetifolia

Common Name:

Horsetail Beefwood, Beach Sheoak, Ironwood, Australian Pine, Filao Tree, She-oak

Height:
20-100 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
10

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  • Casuarina equisetifolia

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, requires light for germination.
In a Nutshell:
* Casuarina equisetifolia is a species of she-oak of the genus Casuarina , native to Australasia , southeast Asia such as in Philippines locally know to them as Agoho, and islands of the western Pacific Ocean , from Burma and Vietnam east to French Polynesia , New Caledonia , and Vanuatu , and south to Australia (north of Northern Territory , north and east Queensland , and northeastern New South Wales ).
* It is also found in West Africa , where it is known as the Filao Tree and is planted to prevent erosion in sandy soils . It is possibly native to Madagascar .
* These plants are an invasive species in Florida , known as Australian pines. more...
* Another Australian native with green twigs and green scalelike leaves; does well in shoreline situations and poor soil; odd cones used in Christmas wreaths.