Casuarina Cunninghamiana 'Bilawi'-"River She Oak" Seeds
Casuarina Cunninghamiana is a relatively slow growing tree that produces good timber and provides excellent windbreak in paddocks, streets, parks and extra large properties, growing to 35 metres, while also ideal for Bonsai. It will grow in frosty areas and hot ones too, up to a height of 1000m above sea level, even tolerating temperatures below -5C.
With no pretreatment necessary, seeds start to germinate in about 5 days if grown at 25-35°C and there are about 700 viable seeds per gram. Casuarina Cunninghamiana will grow in just about any soils including well-drained, waterlogged and mild to moderately saline.
Uses (according to Florabank)
Potential farm use: excellent windbreak, good for fence posts, good ornamental attributes, shelterbelt or shade for stock
Specialty products: pollen has value for apiculture
Traditional Aboriginal uses: firewood, gum or resin (eaten or for adhesives), medicinal or weapons
Urban use: good as an ornamental or amenity plant or suitable as a screen or hedge
Wood products: boxes, crates, craftwood (for turnery etc.), flooring (including parquetry), high quality fuelwood, industrial charcoal, light construction, posts (including fencing) or speciality timber for quality furniture, wood composites
Potentially undesirable attributes
Foliage: highly susceptible to browsing by animals