Banksia ericifolia ‘Little Eric’

 

This is a terrific hardy small shrub which can be used for hedging and screening as well as a lovely feature plant, and does well in coastal gardens.  It has attractive orange flowers with maroon styles and whitish perianth from winter through spring, and they are highly attractive to large and small honey eating birds and insects. It suits a wide range of conditions and soils, including dry and partly spots, where it will still flower. It is a very easy care plant, but extra attention will give great results.  It can also be pruned into a more dense shape, this is best done in autumn and after flowering. It is a more compact form of Banksia ericifolia, which is a very adapatable Banksia.

Scientific Name:Banksia ericifolia
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Red, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Mammals, Lizards

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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