A low growing species Banksia drummondii is also commonly known as Drummond’s dryandra, so we have had a name change with this one.
Very attractive foliage this is another banksia species that comes from the south west of Western Australia so it receives winter rain.
It is the new foliage withers coppery tones that make this a standout. The flowers mare small and are found low in the middle of the plant. As the foliage ages it turns to a deeper green.
Another attraction is the deeply serrated leaf margins which add texture and interest year round.
Although attractive, with great foliage this is not a species that is widely offered for sale. We suggest trying community indigenous plant nurseries for this one.
Banksia drummondii Varieties
At least 3 sub species have been identified all with different characteristics including flowering time.
- B. drummondii subsp. drummondii flowering in summer;
- B. drummondii subsp. macrorufa
- B. drummondii subsp. hiemalis flowering in winter.
- Botanical Name : Banksia drummondii (syn. Dryandra drummondii)
- Common Name : Drummond’s dryandra
- Family : Proteacae
- Soil : Well drained
- Position: Full sun
- Flowers : Small, yellow to orange/red
- Flowering Time : Spring
- Foliage : Coppery new, deep green mature
- Height: To 1m (3ft) often less
- Spread: To 1m (3ft)
- Drought tolerant : Yes