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Casuarina glauca Cousin It

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Casuarina glauca Cousin It Groundcover Sheoak, Swamp Sheoak, Grey Oak, ,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Dense, Pendulous, Prostrate, Spreading

Description:
Cousin It has a dense, thick layer of foliage that flows over anything in its path. Its spreading, cascading habit with a fall of 1.5m, grows to approx 1 metre in width and suits many garden styles. Cousin It is a natural at hiding exposed tree roots and pipes when used as a groundcover and works best when allowed to cascade over walls and rocky embankments. Can also be found grafted onto a standard.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Caterpillars, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Unusual plant that is surprisingly hardy and low maintenance. Tolerates, but will not thrive in boggy soils and prolonged periods of dryness once established. Apply a top dressing of a native fertiliser twice a year. Information and images courtesy of Ramm Botanicals.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Casuarinaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Blue, Green
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High
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