Banksia prionotes – Orange Banksia

This banksia grows to a tall shrub or small tree, and when in bloom the bright flowers are quite arresting. A very impressive plant in flower. Great as a large container plant, and used commercially for cut flower production.
It can be hard to get established in the garden, needing extremely well drained soil and full sun. Does not like humid summers. It withstands moderate frosts, and can handle a bit of coastal exposure. Grows naturally in sandy soils in south-west Western Australia.
Give it a light prune above the green foliage to keep it in good shape.

Scientific Name:Banksia prionotes
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Orange Banksia
Other Common Names:Acorn Banksia
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:5 ~ 12 metres
Width:4 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:Orange
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
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
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Mammals

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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