This is a great species to grow in cool climates, having been successfully cultivated outdoors in the UK and Tasmania. It grows to a large shrub or small tree, with beautiful dark green foliage and interesting woolly follicles. Withstands frosts and winds, as it grows naturally in exposed areas high in the Grampians.
Needs well drained soil, and part shade or dappled shade, as it does not like to be in full sun. If it has to be in full sun, protect the root area of the plant.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia saxicola|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.