A prostrate ground cover with interesting serrated foliage and large attractive flower heads. Use it as an eye catching feature shrub or as a pot plant for a large container. It is a very low maintenance shrub. Given a well drained neutral to acid soil it is an hardy plant, flowers best in a sunny spot. Needs a low phosphorus fertiliser at feeding time in early spring.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia blechnifolia|
|Other Common Names:||Ground Cover Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Orange, Brown|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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