Banksia blechnifolia – Ground Cover Banksia

 

A prostrate ground cover with interesting serrated foliage and large attractive flower heads. Use it as an eye catching feature shrub or as a pot plant for a large container. It is a very low maintenance shrub. Given a well drained neutral to acid soil it is an hardy plant, flowers best in a sunny spot. Needs a low phosphorus fertiliser at feeding time in early spring.

Scientific Name:Banksia blechnifolia
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Ground Cover Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Orange, Brown
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.