Banksia spinulosa ‘Schnapper Point’

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
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
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

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.