Banksia spinulosa ‘Coastal Cushion’ – Hairpin Banksia

Banksia ‘Coastal Cushion’ is a useful and low maintenance low growing banksia that flowers its head off from autumn to winter.  It is a naturally dense grower, forming a wide low mound that cover the ground, and a little bit of pruning will see an even more dense habit. It is a vigorous grower. The flowers are golden spikes with lovely contrasting brown stamens, and can be used for cut flowers. It is highly bird attracting. Tolerant of frost and dry spells, and is also great for coastal gardens. Grows in sun to part shade and is adaptable to most soils types. Also good for container growing.

Scientific Name:Banksia spinulosa
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.5 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Orange, Gold, Brown
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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