This is a small shrubby plant, with compact oval flowers, smaller than most banksia flowers. It has spine-like leaves, giving the plant a delicate appearance. Not often seen in cultivation, it would make an interesting addition to the garden. It can be used as a low windbreak.
Should grow well in a very well drained soil, sandy, with part to full sun.
It is a relatively fast growing banksia, prune often to keep a compact shape.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia scabrella|
|Common Name:||Burma Road Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow, Red, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Decorative fruit, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds|
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-