Cunningham's Beefwood, Creek-Oak, Fire-Oak, River She-Oak, River-Oak
Beefwoods are widely used effectively as a screening plant in windy sites and is also suited to coastal areas, used for wind breaks or dune stabilization. It has been introduced into several countries for the purpose of agroforestry and is used in the South African fruit industry as a wind break surrounding orchards. It produces a chemical limiting any growth underneath. The needles can thus be used as mulch in areas where weeds need to be suppressed!
Generally not harvested
Sow seeds from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse. Cover the seeds lightly, prick out when large enough to handle, keep in pots for the first year, then plant out in final position.
Makes a good screening plant and can be cut to a tall hedge or left as windbreak.
Australia, from Daly River in the Northern Territory, north and east in Queensland and eastern New South Wales.
Soil PH preference
Generally problem free