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.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia oreophila|
|Other Common Names:||Western Mountain Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2.5 metres|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds|
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