Casuarina glauca Shagpile is prostrate selection commonly known as swamp she-oak, swamp buloke, marsh sheoak, grey she-oak, and grey she-oak. Shagpile is the same selection sold in the trade known as Cousin it, It and A bit, and Kattang Karpet. This prostrate form of Casuarina glauca is a unique groundcover plant with long trailing stems with fine needle-like foliage. It is very adaptable and especially great for coastal areas, and for trafficked areas which require visual safety. It is also excellent to use to soften embarkments where it is difficult to cover exposed areas of clay. This plant tolerates dry spells once established, and may brown off in the center after heavy frosts, however in spring it will reshoot new growth.
Soil PH Conditions
Soil pH: 6.4 to 7.5 - Soil preparation: Soil can range from quite acid to alkaline in pH levels, it is important to have good soil preparation to gain the best results when planting natives. This improves the water-holding capacity of the soil and for young plants, once established, will have lower water requirements.
Grows well in both shade and full sun. It is adaptable to most well drained soils and is a versatile plant. Once this plant is established it will tolerate dry and light frost conditions, but over long periods of dry will require watering.
This plant requires little maintenance and it is best to initially feed with a slow release low phosphorus fertiliser to help first establish the plant. It is beneficial to follow up with the occasional reapplication of fertiliser and apply as required. Mulching around the base of the plant will help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
Height prostrate-0.3m Width 0.5-1m
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