Banksia serrata ‘Pygmy Possum’ Banksia

 

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
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:2.5 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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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Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.