Banksia hybrid ‘Bird Song’

A delightful smaller growing Banksia with tiny fine leaves and large bright flowers from autumn through winter. The flowers start as yellow buds and age through to a darker orange-red, and are loved by nectar feeding birds and other wildlife. It grows from 1 to 2 metres tall and wide, is naturally dense growing but can be encouraged to be even more compact if pruned after flowering finishes. Very useful for informal hedging, massed planting or on its own to attract bird life to the garden. Needs full sun for best flowering and good drainage. In heavier soils, it is good to create raised beds for Bird Song or use in containers.

Scientific Name:Banksia hybrid
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Red, Orange, Gold
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.