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|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|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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