A prostrate form of Old Man Banksia with lovely arching branches. Grows to 2 to 3 metres wide but only 30 cms high, with dense growth it makes a terrific groundcover. The large silver-yellow nectar rich flowers adorn the plant in summer and autumn. A great rockery or bank plant. Good in full sun to part shade, well drained clay to sandy loam, neutral to slightly acid soils. A light prune will ensure even more dense growth.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia serrata|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||2.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Mammals|
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