Banksia micrantha

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.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia micrantha
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.3 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Erosion control
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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