A compact form of Banksia paludosa, Little Pal is a useful small shrub that has a long flowering season, from autumn to winter, and the yellow flowers are highly attractive to nectar eating birds. The naturally dense growth offers shelter to small creatures like lizards, and it can be encouraged to be even more dense if pruned after flowering. It likes a well drained soil, and it is useful to mulch to deter weed growth around the plant. A great low maintenance plant, and it can be container grown as well.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia paludosa|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds|
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