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|
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-