A dense and compact small shrub that is perfect for rockeries and smaller gardens, whether mass planted for dramatic effect, in small groups or in containers on the patio, verandah or deck. It is frost tolerant, and suits acid to alkaline soils. Likes well drained soil types, in heavier soils it is advisable to build raised beds and add some organic matter.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia spinulosa|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Orange, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, 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, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bonsai, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Other insects|
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