Allocasuarina diminuta. broombush sheoak

Family Casuarinaceae
Description Small to medium upright shrub
Flowering Time Autumn-Winter
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Heath, Dry Sclerophyll Forest and sometimes Woodland.
Soil Types Low-nutrient sandy or dry, rocky, skeletal soils desrived from sandstone.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Sometimes dominant in the understorey. Important food plant for the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo.
Amenity / Ornamental Values May attract cockatoos to parks and gardens. A fairly dull looking shrub but the male plants are attractive in a rusty kind of way when in flower.
Other Values Very useful plant for revegetation of eroded sites, quarries and mines with rocky, skeletal substrates without topsoil.
Tolerances
Water Deficit high
Compaction low
Waterlogging low
Shade low
Minimum Temperature -10 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
Average no. Seeds per Gram 1000
Viability Period long
Dormancy none
Treatment none
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees not known but usually fast and reliable germination
Direct Seeding