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. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia nutans|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Decorative fruit, Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Mammals|
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