Banksia spinulosa ‘Black Magic’

 

A 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, veranda or deck. Lovely golden flower colour contrasting with almost black styles, great for nectar loving birds. Flowers in winter to spring. Tolerates moderate frost, and suits mild acid to alkaline soils. Plant in full sun to part shade, needs well drained soil. Suits coastal sites.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia spinulosa
Cultivar:Black Magic
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, 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, Spreading, 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, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Mammals

 

 


 

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-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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