An attractive small shrub, with attractive ferny foliage with silver reverse, and orange flowers in winter and spring that are bird attracting. Smaller forms are ground hugging, with larger forms growing to 1.2 metres high and wide. Drought and frost resistant once established. Best in a light well drained soil and sunny position. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia nivea|
|Other Common Names:||Honeypot Dryandra|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Attractive foliage|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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