This banksia grows to a tall shrub or small tree, and when in bloom the bright flowers are quite arresting. A very impressive plant in flower. Great as a large container plant, and used commercially for cut flower production.
It can be hard to get established in the garden, needing extremely well drained soil and full sun. Does not like humid summers. It withstands moderate frosts, and can handle a bit of coastal exposure. Grows naturally in sandy soils in south-west Western Australia.
Give it a light prune above the green foliage to keep it in good shape.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia prionotes|
|Common Name:||Orange Banksia|
|Other Common Names:||Acorn Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||5 ~ 12 metres|
|Width:||4 ~ 6 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Mammals|
WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you. Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-