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|