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. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
Can be used as a low windbreak as well.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia laricina|
|Common Name:||Rose-fruited Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds|
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