River She-Oak (Casuarina cunninghamiana)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 30 to 75 feet or more
Plant Spread: 20 to 30 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Fruit: Other: 1/4 to 1/2 inch brown cones.
Fruiting Time: Spring
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Red
Other: Female flowers are red, male flowers are brownish-red.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Inflorescence Height: 30 to 70 feet
Foliage Mound Height: 25 to 30 feet
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Shade Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Pollution
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

C. cunninghamiana is dioecious (male and female flowers on separa

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