Sheoak

Casuarina cunninghamiana

Evergreen, endemic to Australia.

The presence of these river sheoak trees in the cemetery may indicate graves of people with Australian connections.

Sheoaks can tolerate severe droughts, but are not as tolerant of bushfire as eucalyptus trees.

What look like cones are actually woody fruit.

Male sheoak trees bear no fruit, and are sometimes called ‘heoaks.’

Fossils of closely-related trees date back to the time of the super-continent Gondwana.

Find the Sheoak

20 Upper Queen St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
  • <p>Drooping She-oak - male tree </p>
  • <p>Black She-oak fruit</p>