Height: 20-35'; Spread: 10-35'
Moderate to fast
Evergreen; columnar, arching canopy, open and weeping
Gray-green needle-like leaves.
Inconspicuous flowers, fall.
Brown cone, .5-1.5" in spring
Light green to gray; exfoliating
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.
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.
Mountain She-Oak, Beefwood