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
Family:Ericaceae
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Needs regular watering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.