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Banksia Little Eric- heath banksia

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All the wonderful attributes of heath banksia in a compact shrub half the size. Very adaptable as to where it grows; very generous with its flowers once established; very appealing to native wildlife.

flowering bush image: John Tann cropped to size.

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Banksia ericifolia 'Little Eric' - heath banksia

APPEARANCE : Native shrub with abundant large orange-red-maroon cylindrical flowers in autumn and winter.  The foliage is fine, heather-like, hence its common name.
ORIGIN :Parent species is native to NSW Central Coast
USE FOR :  This adaptable Banksia forms an excellent screen plant or windbreak in gardens around Australia. Birds adore these plants and kept busy for ages.  Seed pods are decorative, as are the flowers.
PLANTING: Plant in a well draining, neutral to slightly acid pH, sandy to sandy loam soil. Grows in the wild in woodland and sometimes partly swampy areas. Tolerates cold, humidity, salt spray, acid or alkaline soils
CARE:Feed with a slow release native fertiliser during spring - Banksia ericifolia is phosphorus-sensitive so the P ratio of the fertiliser needs to be under 3%. Frost tolerant once established. Can be pruned after flowering finishes to give a more dense shape .
HEIGHT & WIDTH:2m H x 1.5m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide
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