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Casuarina glauca Shagpile

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

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Shrubs Prostrate

A selected form of Casuarina glauca Prostrate with a cascading ground cover habit making this plant suitable for any garden that requires low plantings. Shagpile is an attractive compact ground cover that is the perfect choice for low borders. Shagpile's soft grey/green stringy-like foliage provides contrast in the garden making it an extremely versatile plant for landscape design.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
<15cm 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Formal Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: this very hardy compact ground cover requires little maintenance. It is best to initially feed with a slow release low phosphorus fertilizer to help establish the plant when first planted. Mulching around the base of the plant will help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Casuarinaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Brown
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn
Fruit: Insignificant

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