An attractive, many branched shrub, with strongly scented cream to yellow flowers, Banksia pilostylis is a wonderful choice for the home or public garden. It also makes a wonderful container plant. Flowers produce a lot of nectar, attracting honeyeaters and other small creatures.
It can be used as a low windbreak, and tolerates some coastal exposure as well as drought and moderate frost.
Water during dry periods when plant is still young; can be pruned to give some shape. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia pilostylis|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|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, Open foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects, Mammals|
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