Hailing from south-west Western Australia, this is an attractive small shrubby Banksia with thin leaves, ideal as a groundcover or for a rockery. It produces yellow flowers, occasionally tinged with purple, between summer and autumn and also sporadically.
Can be used as a low windbreak in the garden as well.
Grows quite easily with a well drained soil and part to full sun.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia micrantha|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Special Uses:||Decorative fruit, Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.