This slow growing shrub is now known as Banksia rufa. The flowers are cream and yellow and are surrounded by brown bracts, like a protea, and appear all through spring. There are a few forms, from prostrate to rounded shrubby habits. Grows best in full sun and well drained soil, and dislikes humid climates.
|Scientific Name:||Dryandra ferruginea|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Orange, Brown|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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