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Casuarina ‘Cousin It’ Growing Guide

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What is Casuarina ‘Cousin It’?

Casuarina glauca also known as Cousin it, Shagpile, She-oak is an evergreen shrub or ground cover. It is part of the Casuarinaceae family and is native to Australia. It forms a cascading mound habit of fine long trailing green foliage. Casuarina ‘Cousin It’ forms a dense mat of foliage and is great at suppressing the weeds and acts as a living mulch. It is drought hardy and can also tolerate light frost. It requires a full sun position in the garden and grows well in most soil types.

Benefits of Growing Casuarina ‘Cousin It’

Casuarina ‘Cousin It’ is a low maintenance plant. The thick foliage layer produced retains moisture, retards soil erosion and suppresses weeds. It is great for rockeries or spilling down embankments and over the side of pots. Casuarina ‘Cousin It’ unique habit and appearance can also be a focal point in the garden.

How to Grow Casuarina ‘Cousin It’

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Casuarina Cousin It

Climatic Zones

Cool to mild tropical.

Plant Size

Height: 30cm, Width: 1.5m

When To Plant Casuarina ‘Cousin It’

Plant anytime.

Soil Preparation

Grows well in most soils from sand to light clay. Although it will tolerate most moisture levels from dry to waterlogged, it grows best in moist well drained sightly acidic soil.

How To Plant Casuarina ‘Cousin It’

Plant in full sun, with it planted at pot level.

Casuarina ‘Cousin It’ Plant Care

Once established it requires little water during the cooler months. During warmer months keep soil moist but not wet.

Fertilise with a slow release native fertiliser in Spring.

Prune only to reduce the spread.