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. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
The Violet Banksia is a slow-growing plant, and can take some years to flower if grown from seed.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia violacea|
|Other Common Names:||Violet Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|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|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds|
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