Banksia oreophila – Western Mountains Banksia

Banksia oreophila is a wonderful hardy plant that provides lovely mauve-grey flowers through winter. A medium shrub, it is quite adaptable in cultivation and can tolerate moderate frosts.
Makes an outstanding container plant, and can be used as part of a low windbreak.
Well drained, light to medium soils are suitable, with dappled shade to full sun conditions. Pruning the young plant will encourage a bushier habit.

Scientific Name:Banksia oreophila
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Western Mountain Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Mauve
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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