Casuarina Shagpile creates a thick
matted cascading ground cover carpet; making this plant very effective
to help suppress weeds in areas that require low lying plantings.
Shagpile is a useful plant for clay embankments where erosion
control is necessary. This plant has attractive grey/green stringy-like
foliage with a natural ground hugging growth habit to follow contours.
Shagpile is a useful ground cover when planted on mass and is
very effective to soften hard structural walls by spilling over
the edge. Shagpile is especially excellent to plant out on areas
where cuts have been made in the landscape.
Shagpile growth habit is naturally prostrate and grows from
0.1 - 0.3 meters in height and radiates to a width of approximately
1.5 meters. This plant is frost and drought tolerant and is suitable
for coastal conditions where salt spray is high, provided the
soil structure holds. This is a very hardy prostrate form of Casuarina.
Shagpile is a selected prostrate form of Casuarina glauca and has been growing at Mount Annan botanical gardens
for over 10 years. Casuarina Shagpile is also marketed in the
plant industry as Casuarina Cousin It.