Banksia ericifolia - Heath Banksia

Banksia ericifolia - Heath Banksia

Banksia ericifolia - Heath Banksia

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Banksia ericifolia (Heath Banksia)

A Burst of Color: The Banksia ericifolia, also known as the Heath Banksia, is a captivating medium to large shrub renowned for its stunning display of orange or red flower spikes in autumn and winter.

Fine Foliage and Coastal Tolerance: This Banksia features fine, needle-like green foliage, creating a dense and textural presence. It thrives in coastal areas and tolerates salt spray.
Fast-Growing and Easy Care: The Heath Banksia boasts a fast growth rate and is a low-maintenance plant.

Attracts Birds and Adds Flair: The vibrant flower spikes attract nectar-feeding birds, adding a touch of life and color to your garden.

Light requirement: Full Sun

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency:

Soil: Prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Sandy soils are ideal, but it can adapt to other well-drained options.

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Fast

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: Watering: Water moderately, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Established plants are more drought tolerant.
Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer formulated for native plants in spring according to package instructions.
Pruning: Prune lightly after flowering to maintain desired shape and encourage bushier growth.

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Drought tolerance: Medium

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Generally pest and disease resistant. Monitor for common issues like borers and scale insects.

Mature height: 3.5 m

Mature width: 2.2 m

Suitable for shaping: Yes

Colour: Green

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: Orange or red (depending on variety)

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: Autumn and winter, with a vibrant display of orange or red flower spikes.

Fruit: Insignificant

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