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
Cultivar:'Schnapper Point'
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
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


Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.