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.
|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 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-
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