Alloxylon pinnatum – Dorrigo Waratah

The Dorrigo Waratah is a very attractive small tree with its dark green glossy leaves and red wheel-like flower heads. It can be difficult to establish but give it a sheltered position in a deep, well-drained loamy soil and you will be richly rewarded. It makes a wonderful feature tree. The lovely timber is used for furniture and cabinet making.

Scientific Name:Alloxylon pinnatum
Common Name:Dorrigo Waratah
Other Common Names:Red silky oak, tree waratah
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:10 ~ 20 metres
Width:8 ~ 12 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants