Mountain She-Oak, Beefwood

Allocasuarina verticillata

Allocasuarina verticillata (Mountain She-Oak, Beefwood) - full view

Full view

AAllocasuarina verticillata (Mountain She-Oak, Beefwood) - leaves

Foliage detail

AAllocasuarina verticillata (Mountain She-Oak, Beefwood) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height: 20-35'; Spread: 10-35'

  • Growth:

    Moderate to fast

  • Character:

    Evergreen; columnar, arching canopy, open and weeping

  • Foliage:

    Gray-green needle-like leaves.

  • Flower:

    Inconspicuous flowers, fall.

  • Fruit:

    Brown cone, .5-1.5" in spring

  • Bark:

    Light green to gray; exfoliating

  • Watering:

    In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).

  • Tree Care:

    Low. Requires light annual pruning for structure when young.

  • Tolerance:

    Drought (once established); sea-side conditions including salt spray and wind; any soil, some shade.

  • Special Considerations:

    Has shallow roots and prefers good drainage. Less susceptible to pests than most trees.

  • Notable Traits:

    Native to Australia. Needle-like leaves look similar to pine needles. Good as a windbreak.