- Popularly used as – coast sheoak (coast she oak, coastal she-oak), beach casuarina, beach oak, beach sheoak (beach she-oak), beach pine, whistling tree, horsetail she oak, horsetail beefwood, horsetail tree, Australian pine, ironwood, whistling pine, Filao tree, and agoho.
- Flower – Light brown
- Edible – NO
- Growth – Fast growth rate
- Uses – casuarina wood is useful as roundwood for fencing, pilings, beams, and rafters; as split wood for fencing, pilings, and roofing shingles; and as comminuted wood for particle board, pulp, and parquetry.
PLANTING & CARE
- Temperature – Prefers temperature 16 to 45 degrees C
- Water – Newly planted– over watering should be avoided. Generally, these trees require irrigation once in every 10-12 days. The first irrigation should be given immediately after transplanting in the field.
- Light – A casuarina equisetifolia prefers Full sun , They should be covered lightly with hay and watered twice a day
- Fertilizer – Fertilizer application is generally restricted to irrigated plantations and varies between regions and even among farmers. Fertilizers will have the maximum effect if applied during the peak growing period of 12 to 24 months.
- Pruning – Pruning of side branches is usually carried out between first and second years and second and third years. The expenditure for pruning is met by the sale of pruned material.
- Plant – Casuarina
- Flower colour -Light red
- Height – 40 to 50 cm / 1.5 feet
- Pot size – 4 – 6 inches upper diameter
- Weight – 2-3 Kgs