Banksia scabrella – Burma Road Banksia

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
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Windbreak
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants