Banksia oreophila – Western Mountains Banksia

Banksia oreophila is a wonderful hardy plant that provides lovely mauve-grey flowers through winter. A medium shrub, it is quite adaptable in cultivation and can tolerate moderate frosts.
Makes an outstanding container plant, and can be used as part of a low windbreak.
Well drained, light to medium soils are suitable, with dappled shade to full sun conditions. Pruning the young plant will encourage a bushier habit.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia oreophila
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Western Mountain Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Mauve
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

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