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|
|Other Common Names:||Showy Dryandra|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Orange, Gold|
|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|
|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 this plant.