A very attractive 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. It has a dense and compact growth habit to around a metre wide and tall. It can be pruned to smaller sizes, which also improves the density of the plant. Lovely golden flower colour. Frost tolerant, suits mildly acidic to alkaline well drained soils.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia spinulosa|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Orange|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, 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:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|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:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Bonsai, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Mammals|
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