Dryandra ferruginea

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
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants