Alloxylon pinnatum – Dorrigo Waratah

The Dorrigo Waratah is a very attractive small tree with its dark green glossy leaves and red wheel-like flower heads. It can be difficult to establish but give it a sheltered position in a deep, well-drained loamy soil and you will be richly rewarded. It makes a wonderful feature tree for parks and larger landscaping situations. The lovely timber is used for furniture and cabinet making.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 12
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Alloxylon pinnatum
Common Name : Dorrigo Waratah
Height : 20
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects