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River Sheoak

Casuarina cunninghamiana

  • ©R.J. Pelleg, 2005
  • ©A. English, 2018


Tall, upright, somewhat pine-like tree to 12-18m with needle-like, dark green foliage. The overall appearance of mature specimens is often pendulous.


Tree locations and purpose
Front or back garden Yes
Driveway No
Narrow space No
Courtyard No
Screening No
Canopy for shading Yes
Planter box with irrigation No
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) No
Tree locations and purpose
Family Casuarinaceae
Tree origin Native
Tree shape
Tree type
Tree size (at maturity) Large tree maturing to >15m
Minimum ground area (m²) 19
Canopy area (m² at maturity) 38
Average height (at maturity) 16
Average width (at maturity) 7
Spacing 8-12m
Star rating

This tree is on Council’s list of recommended species for planting in Moreland. 

We recommend you choose the right tree for your space, but when you have more than one tree to choose from, select the tree with the highest star rating.

The Tree Finder tool is one way Council is working to increase tree canopy across Moreland



Image in the top left is sourced from Wikimedia Commons under a Creative Commons license.