Banksia oblongifolia – Fern Leaf Banksia

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.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia oblongifolia
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Fern Leaf Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral
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
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects

 

 


 

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

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.