This is a wonderful ornamental species with a delicate appearance, growing to a small shrub with many branches. It has unusual and attractive yellow flowers, occurring from autumn to spring.
Needs a well drained soil and dappled shade or part sun, but will withstand full sun conditions. It is somewhat tolerant of frost and drought once established.
As with most other banksias from Western Australia, it could be difficult to maintain in areas with humid summers.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia meisneri|
|Other Common Names:||Meisner's Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, 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:||Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Pollution tolerant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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-