Banksia petiolaris

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.

Scientific Name:Banksia petiolaris
Common Name:Banksia
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
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants