Banksia aculeata – Prickly Banksia

A compact shrub with attractive creamy pink coloured flower heads. Unusually for a banksia, the flower heads are downward hanging. Use it as a feature shrub or as a pot plant. It needs very little if any maintenance apart from removing any dead growth. It is native to the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia, growing on gravel soils, and is considered rare.

Scientific Name:Banksia aculeata
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Prickly banksia
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Cream, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.