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.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia ericifolia|
|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|
|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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