The massive flower spikes up to 40cm long are the outstanding feature of this cultivar. It can grow to around 5 metres if left unpruned. A very adaptable plant that makes a fantastic medium sized screen as well as a great cut flower. Birds are attracted to the nectar rich flowers, which are long lasting both on the plant and as cut flowers. Flowers best in full sun, prefers well drained soils.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia ericifolia x spinulosa|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Street tree, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Mammals|
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