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.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia hybrid
Cultivar:Bird Song
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

 

 


 

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

 

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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