Banksia ‘Coastal Cushion’ is a useful and low maintenance low growing banksia that flowers its head off from autumn to winter. It is a naturally dense grower, forming a wide low mound that cover the ground, and a little bit of pruning will see an even more dense habit. It is a vigorous grower. The flowers are golden spikes with lovely contrasting brown stamens, and can be used for cut flowers. It is highly bird attracting. Tolerant of frost and dry spells, and is also great for coastal gardens. Grows in sun to part shade and is adaptable to most soils types. Also good for container growing. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia spinulosa|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Orange, Gold, Brown|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Plant Usage:||Topiary, Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies|
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