Banksia occidentalis – Waterbush Banksia

This Banksia from WA grows to a medium shrub or small tree, and is an excellent ornamental choice for gardens, flowering sporadically through the year with impressive red blooms.
It is also useful as a screen or windbreak.
Its natural environment is in peat swamp sands near the coast, and it will thrive in a similar garden environment, but also adapts well to other soils. May be difficult to sustain in areas with humid summers, preferring a Mediterranean climate.

Scientific Name:Banksia occidentalis
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Waterbush Banksia, Red Swamp Banksia
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 8 metres
Width:2 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Red
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bog gardens, Decorative fruit, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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