A dense low growing and easy care banksia with a naturally mounding and compact shape. It has bright yellow flower cones attractively held on the outside of the bush. This plant is a real magnet for birds and Pygmy possums and a fantastic garden feature plant. Flowers from late summer to early winter.
Grows from 1-2m high and 2-3m wide. it is a hardy bush suited to sunny and partly shaded sites, growing in well drained to dry sites including coastal and inland. It is frost hardy and tolerant of a variety of soils.
Banksias are phosphorous sensitive, so if feeding is needed, only use a fertiliser specifically formulated for Australian native plants.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia marginata|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Phosphorus sensitive|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals|
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