Banksia ericifolia – Heath Banksia

Large orange flower heads , needle-like foliage and a dense growth habit make this a very useful banksia for the garden. It makes an excellent medium sized screen or feature plant. It is a very low maintenance plant, and is fast growing. A great bird attracting plant. It grows on the east coast of Australia, and doesn’t mind humidity and coastal conditions.

Scientific Name:Banksia ericifolia
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Heath Banksia
Plant Type:Small tree, Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 7 metres
Width:1 ~ 2.5 metre
Flower Colour:Red, Orange, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Layering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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