Dryandra formosa – Showy Dryandra

A medium to large shrub with large and beautiful flowers of yellow or orange in spring, which make great cut flowers. Best in Mediterranean and temperate climates, with dry summers, as it is shorter lived in more humid climates. Needs a well drained soil and full sun to part shade. Prune to encourage a more dense habit. Grows to 3 metres tall and 2 metres wide. Tolerates moderate frosts once established.
This plant is now known as Banksia Formosa.

Scientific Name:Dryandra formosa
Common Name:Dryandra
Other Common Names:Showy Dryandra
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Orange, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants