A compact shrub with attractive creamy pink coloured flower heads. Unusually for a banksia, the flower heads are downward hanging. Use it as a feature shrub or as a pot plant. It needs very little if any maintenance apart from removing any dead growth. It is native to the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia, growing on gravel soils, and is considered rare.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia aculeata|
|Other Common Names:||Prickly banksia|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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