An attractive low growing selection of Banksia spinulosa, it forms a good compact habit with a little bit of tip pruning after flowering. It grows around a metre high and to 2 metres wide, and flowers for an extended period, from autumn, all through winter through to spring. It is drought tolerant if needed but will do better with a bit of extra care. Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser. Likes well drained soil and full sun to light shade.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia spinulosa|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||1.3 ~ 1.6 metres|
|Width:||1.3 ~ 1.8 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Orange, Gold, Brown|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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