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Hardy shrubs or trees, the She Oak (Casuarina spp.) has a very pleasing appearance with foliage consisting of small, drooping branches. Prostate forms of the Casuarina glauca are available.


How to grow casuarina in a garden

  1. Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch, keeping it away from the trunk.
  5. Feed in Autumn and Spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.
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How to grow casuarina in a pot

            Best suited for the prostrate forms 

  1. Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Position in the garden that receives full sun.
  2. Fill the pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  5. Mulch around the base with organic mulch, keeping it away from the trunk.
  6. Feed in Autumn and Spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

Growing tips

  • The prostate form C. glauca “Cousin It” provides a flowing effect when established, that will soften hard surfaces such as retaining walls or on embankments. 
  • Salt tolerant.

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