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 for parks and larger landscaping situations. 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|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen|
|Special Features:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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