Banksia nutans – Nodding Banksia

 

A small shrub with beautiful dusky pink or purple nodding flower heads, Banksia nutans is an excellent ornamental for Mediterranean climates. It is also useful for controlling erosion.
Needs a very well drained soil and can be susceptible to dieback in areas with humid summers. It can tolerate most frosts and does well with a light pruning if necessary.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia nutans
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Nodding Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:Pink, Purple, Brown
Flowering Time:Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Erosion control
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Mammals

 

 


 

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-

 

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

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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