A small to medium sized shrub native to the east coast, Banksia oblongifolia is a very hardy and slow growing plant, particularly great for coastal areas. It flowers well in cultivation and flowers attract many birds.
Ideal for planting under established Eucalyptus trees, it needs good drainage, but is adaptable to different soil types. Pruning can keep it in better shape, and it could be amenable to bonsai.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia oblongifolia|
|Other Common Names:||Fern Leaf Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bonsai, Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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