Australian Native Plants

  Banksia dryandroides (Dryandra-leaved Banksia)

Banksia dryandroides photo
Banksia dryandroides, cultivation, Sydney

Photograph by Cas Liber. License: Public Domain.    (view image details)

Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Banksia dryandroides in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Common Name
Dryandra-leaved Banksia

The Dryandra-leaved Banksia is a dense low growing shrub to one metre in height. It has narrow leaves with triangular lobes forming a saw-tooth pattern. The ;eaves are 5cm to 17cm long and about 1cm wide. The cylindrical flower spikes and quite short, only growing to about 3cm. the yellow or orange and flowers are produced in summer, autumn and winter. The dead flowers remain on the spike as the fruit develops into a cone with woody follicles. Dryandra-leaved Banksia is not fire-tolerant and regenerates from seed after bush fire.

grows in shrubland, heathland and low woodland on sand or sandy loam soils

The Dryandra-leaved Banksia is native to Western Australia where it is found on the south west coast from Albany eastwards to about half way to Esperance.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 0.5 - 1.5
Spread (m): 1 - 2
Soil Texture: sand, loam
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 650
Flower Colour: orange / brown
Flower Season: summer, autumn, winter

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Common Name:Dryandra-leaved Banksia

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