An elegant ornamental small to medium shrub, with long needle-like leaves and gorgeous yellow to orange ball-shaped flowers. It is quite a variable species, with a number of distinct varieties.
It makes a wonderful container plant, and is also useful as a low windbreak or screen. Tolerant of dry periods once established, it also handles some coastal exposure.
They need free draining, ideally sandy, soils and a sunny aspect. Susceptible to cinnamon fungus in areas with humid summers, ideal for the Mediterranean climate.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia sphaerocarpa|
|Common Name:||Fox Banksia|
|Other Common Names:||Round-fruit Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, 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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects, Mammals|