Casuarina cunninghamiana

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Re: Casuarina cunninghamiana

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Very graceful and elegant, and that much bark on a C. cunninghamiana shows how old it is! Nice also to have the fallen needles scattered on the ground - very natural.

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WOW ! I can't believe how far it has come in so little time. That magnificent group shows once more what can be achieved with Australian natives... if one knows how. This achievement equals or even surpasses your E. nicholii, Peter. :flag: :flag: :flag:
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I have no words - only the greatest admiration for your work Peter :worship:
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Excellent work and thanks for posting.
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Hwdy Peter, that really is impressive, well done.
How often do you trim the needles?
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Breathtaking Peter.
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Re: Casuarina cunninghamiana

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Greg F wrote: November 23rd, 2019, 8:47 pm Hwdy Peter, that really is impressive, well done.
How often do you trim the needles?
Hi Greg F,

I hand trim the needles once a week during growing season and a hard trim once a year.
TimS wrote: November 23rd, 2019, 2:46 pm No idea how you keep it going but hats off to you! As soon as my allocasuarina comes out of the ground and into any kind of pot it goes down hill.
TimS,

I had a similar problem with another one I had for many years ,it would be healthy for 1 to 2 seasons and then start getting die back. Now I put all my casuarinas in a tray filled with zeolite. This seems to work well but it does clog up the drain holes eventually wih roots. Re-potting needs to be more regular,around season 2 or 3 depending on the growth rate. I just replaced the zeolite in my older tree.It was repotted last season.

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Re: Casuarina cunninghamiana

Post by Matthew »

Amazing work peter . Something like a south coast sand dune composition ive seen regualy around Jervis bay. Rocky outcrop followed by groves of these . That lower scar on the main tree is healing nicely too .
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