Dracophyllum secundum

A small shrub from moist but well drained spots in part shade in NSW, on the coast and inland around the Blue Mountains. It particularly likes hugging sandstone rocks where there is a constant trickle of moisture. An uncommon plant in gardens due to the difficulty in propagating plants and the specific needs. It blooms in winter and spring and attracts honey eating birds to the pretty spikes of flowers. Grows to under a metre tall.

Scientific Name:Dracophyllum secundum
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.6 ~ 0.9 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Cream, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Container growing
Climate Zone:Warm temperate
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Needs regular watering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Other insects


Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.