Fine-leaved very tall winter-flowering native. An excellent screen plant, the heathery foliage is frost and salt-spray tolerant. Classic bush flowers and lovely seedheads too for you and the birds. Needs an acid soil for best results.
DESCRIPTION: Native tree with orange cylindrical flowers in autumn and winter. The foliage is fine, heather-like, hence its common name. USES: This adaptable Banksia forms an excellent screen plant and is able to tolerate frost and salt spray. Birds adore these plants and kept busy for ages. Seed pods are decorative, as are the flowers. PLANTING: Plant in a well drain sandy to sandy loam soil but not alkaline. 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%. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 5m H x 3m 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