Banksia prionotes – Orange Banksia

 

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.

Family:Proteaceae
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
Flower Colour:Orange
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
Light:Sunny
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
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

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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