Banksia paludosa ‘Little Pal’

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
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
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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