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.

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
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants