The scarlet flower heads on a dense, bushy shrub are the key features of this useful banksia. Use it as a feature shrub, especially near the coast. It is a very low maintenance plant.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia caleyi|
|Other Common Names:||Red Lantern Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow, Red|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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