An attractive dwarf shrub with great ornamental potential, Banksia incana sports bright yellow, spherical blossoms that stand out from the understated foliage.
Native to deep sandy soils in south west WA, it will need full sun and a well drained soil.
Useful as a small shrubby groundcover, and would be a good plant for rockeries. It is sometimes grown in containers as well. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia incana|
|Common Name:||Hoary Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.7 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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