Banksia ericifolia – Heath Banksia

 

Large orange flower heads , needle-like foliage, adaptable nature and a dense growth habit make this a very useful banksia for the garden. It makes an excellent medium sized screen or feature plant. It is a very low maintenance plant, and is fast growing. A great bird attracting plant. It grows on the east coast of Australia, and doesn’t mind humidity and coastal conditions. Variable in height, from 2 to 7 metres tall, responds well to pruning.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia ericifolia
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Heath Banksia
Plant Type:Small tree, Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 7 metres
Width:1 ~ 2.5 metre
Flower Colour:Red, Orange, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Layering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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