A very tough dwarf Banksia that adapts well to a wide range of soil and climate types. Suitable for low hedges, rockeries and as a general low mounding garden shrub. It naturally forms a good rounded shape, and pruning after flowering will encourage and even more dense habit. The leaves are an attractive colour, dark green on top with silver grey underneath, making a lovely contrast. It has a long flowering period, from winter to summer, with eye catching yellow flowers. They are attractive to honey eating birds, insects and other wildlife. Good for sun to part shade. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia marginata|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1.3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||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, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Mammals, Lizards|
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