This is a small shrubby plant, with compact oval flowers, smaller than most banksia flowers. It has spine-like leaves, giving the plant a delicate appearance. Not often seen in cultivation, it would make an interesting addition to the garden. It can be used as a low windbreak.
Should grow well in a very well drained soil, sandy, with part to full sun.
It is a relatively fast growing banksia, prune often to keep a compact shape.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia scabrella|
|Common Name:||Burma Road Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow, Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Decorative fruit, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds|