Casuarina

A pine-looking - but actually tropical -tree, sensitive to frost but able to cope with poor soil conditions. Will do well if you live near the mediterranean !
Common name : Casuarina
Scientific name : Casuarina
Family : Casuarinaceae
Category : Trees
Type of plant : Perennial
Casuarina is a genus of 17 tree species in the family Casuarinaceae, native to Australia, the Indian subcontinent, southeast Asia, and islands of the western Pacific Ocean. They are evergreen shrubs and trees growing up to 35 m (115 ft) tall. The foliage consists of slender, much-branched green to grey-green twigs bearing minute scale-leaves in whorls of 5–20. The apetalous flowers are produced in small catkin-like inflorescences.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8b
Height 200 - 1000
pH 6 - 7

Plant my casuarina

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, adding a stake, and replace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my casuarina

Water often in the first weeks. Water potted plants at least once a week, as soon as the top soil dries. Ultimately, if it does not rain for a month, consider watering.

Unprop my casuarina

Your tree should be well rooted after two years, so remove the stake now that it is not needed anymore.

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