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.

Scientific Name:Banksia spinulosa
Family:Proteaceae
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

 

 

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