Banksia leptophylla

Banksia leptophylla comes from sandy areas of Western Australia, growing between Perth and Geraldton. The scientific name refers to the slender leaves of the plant.
It is an attractive species, with charming, rounded flower heads that produce an unusual type of nectar. It is a bird attracting species, and can also be used as a low windbreak in the garden.
Needs a very well drained soil, with light to full sun, and can withstand light frosts. Like other banksias from WA, it can be hard to grow in a humid climate, preferring a Mediterranean climate.

Scientific Name:Banksia leptophylla
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Orange, Brown
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Mildly acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Other insects



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