We're excited to get this little fella in our banksia range and we know you will be too! Both cute and useful, this lowgrowing banksia will help keep down your weeds and provide native birds and mammals with a tasty snack of nectar. It's a cultivar of Banksia paludosa which is a very adaptable and easy-going species with lovely foliage, so if you've found other banksias difficult to maintain in your garden, try this one for size.
DESCRIPTION: Compact native small shrub with smallish slender honey-yellow cylindrical flowers in autumn and winter. The flowers are not as showy as other banksias but are very attractive to native wildlife, and turn into highly ornamental chestnut-brown seedpods. Attractive glossy foliage. The parent species is found in a range of coastal and mountain regions along the southern east coast, so it should be very adaptable to different garden conditions nationwide. USES: Year-round foliage shrub. Good weed-suppressor. Tolerates frost and salt spray - good for southern coastal gardens. Wildlife refuge and source of nectar. Seed pods and flowers are decorative for arranging and crafts. PLANTING: Plant in a well drained soil, neutral to acid pH, in a sunny spot. Doesn't like wet feet. CARE:Feed with a slow release native fertiliser during spring - Banksia paludosa is very phosphorus-sensitive so the P ratio of the fertiliser needs to be under 3%. Naturally dense and bushy but can become denser if pruned after flowering. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 0.5m H x 0.5 - 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