SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA
Tree with fine-textured foliage. Technically, the segmented branchlets are called cladodes. Fallen cladodes create a soft mulch layer beneath the tree. This plant is often mistaken for a conifer because of its cone-like fruit but is actually a flowering plant. Nice weeping habit, fast growing and tolerant of moderate frosts. The wood is used for furniture in Australia for its attractive grain.
Native to Australia, Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Islands of the Western Pacific Ocean.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Erect or Weeping with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 40 - 60 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Needle, Bronze, Gray Green or Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Brown. Flowers in Fall or Winter. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Brown Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Spring.
Bark Pale Chestnut to Light Grey, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 12 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic / Neutral Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Allocasuarina torulosa Tree Record." 1995-2020. Feb 27, 2020.
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