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. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
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 Features:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Pollution tolerant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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