Banksia incana – Hoary Banksia

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.

Family:Proteaceae
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
Flower Colour:Yellow
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
Light:Sunny
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, 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. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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