Common Name: BLACK SHE-OAK
Size: NT Premium
Habitat: Dry Sclerophyll Forest
Description: A tall evergreen tree with upwards sloping branchlets forming an irregular conical habit. The leaves are tiny scales lining a blackish green cladobe, (a modified stem that can photosynthesise) forming a needle like appearance. Plants are either male or female with male trees bearing solitary flower spikes on the ends of the branches, while femaile flowers are reddish brown and borne in clusters. Its bark is distinctly fissured (rough). One of the best features of this plant is the soft rustling sounds which it produces during strong winds and small breezes – very relaxing!
Pot size: 50mm Native Tube
Position: Full sun
Uses: windbreak, shelterbelt or shade for stock. Suitable as a screen or hedge.
Maintenance: Low maintenance