A wonderful choice for the garden, this Banksia grows to a medium shrub and is ideal for producing cut flowers.
Hooker’s Banksia needs very well drained soil, but is tolerant of light frost and drought once established. Works well as a low windbreak in the garden.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia hookeriana|
|Other Common Names:||Acorn Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Orange, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit|
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-