Banksia caleyi – Red Lantern Banksia


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
Common Name:Banksia
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants