Banksia violacea – Violet Banksia

This is a small shrub, notable for its unusual dark violet flowers. Native to sandy soils of Western Australia, it will grow best in a light to medium well drained soil, with light shade to full sun.
A great choice for coastal regions, and for container growing.
It will tolerate light pruning, above the green foliage of the plant.
The Violet Banksia is a slow-growing plant, and can take some years to flower if grown from seed.

Scientific Name:Banksia violacea
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Violet Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants