Golden Girl is a ripper all-around native, a neat heath banksia which loves the east coast climate. Golden yellow barrel-shaped flowers, blue-grey heathery leaves, a compact size for smaller gardens and an upright well-behaved habit. Native birds and mammals will love fossicking around in the foliage for winter nectar and shelter.
Banksia ericifolia image: John Tann cropped to size.
DESCRIPTION: Dense native shrub with fine heathery foliage, bluish-grey in colour, and big fat gold flower spikes from late autumn to early spring. USES: Coastal hedging and feature planting, wildlife gardens. PLANTING: Plant in a well drained soil with neutral to acid pH, in sun. 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: 1.8m H x 1.8m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide