Banksia laricina – Rose-fruited Banksia

The common name of this Banksia refers to the intriguing form of the seed pods, which make wonderful specimens for floristry and floral art.
Native to only a small area north of Perth, this Banksia deserves to be more widely cultivated for its unusual features.
Likes a well drained light or medium soil, and part to full sun. It is somewhat drought tolerant, although not so tolerant of frost. A little extra watering in dry summer periods is beneficial.
Can be used as a low windbreak as well.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia laricina
Common Name:Rose-fruited Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.