Banksia pilostylis

An attractive, many branched shrub, with strongly scented cream to yellow flowers, Banksia pilostylis is a wonderful choice for the home or public garden. It also makes a wonderful container plant. Flowers produce a lot of nectar, attracting honeyeaters and other small creatures.
It can be used as a low windbreak, and tolerates some coastal exposure as well as drought and moderate frost.
Water during dry periods when plant is still young; can be pruned to give some shape.

Scientific Name:Banksia pilostylis
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Cream, Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects, Mammals

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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