Banksia marginata ‘Minimarg’

A very tough dwarf Banksia that adapts well to a wide range of soil and climate types. Suitable for low hedges, rockeries and as a general low mounding garden shrub. It naturally forms a good rounded  shape, and pruning after flowering will encourage and even more dense habit. The leaves are an attractive colour, dark green on top with silver grey underneath, making a lovely contrast. It has a long flowering period, from winter to summer, with eye catching yellow flowers. They are attractive to honey eating birds, insects and other wildlife. Good for sun to part shade.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia marginata
Cultivar:Minimarg
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1.3 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Mammals, Lizards

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

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