A beautiful and eye catching prostrate Banksia, the bright yellow flowers protrude as distinct spikes, separate from the foliage, making this a highly decorative groundcover.
It makes a wonderful plant for rockeries and as a general groundcover. It is also very useful for controlling erosion or on embankments as it can spread to cover a large area.
Loves a well drained soil, preferably sandy, with full sun and will perform best under these conditions, but can tolerate dappled shade or part sun and is adaptable to different soils provided they are well drained. It can grow in very alkaline soils. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia petiolaris|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Green, Brown|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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