Tough spreading shrub with bright felty new growth and impressive gold-tan flower spikes. Can cope with moist or seasonally flooded soils, and coastal spray, and will regenerate after fire like a phoenix.
DESCRIPTION: Classic Australian native banksia with large oval leaves and gold nectar-filled flowers in autumn and winter. Rust-coloured new leaves complement the flower. USES: Looks good in grouped plantings. Excellent screen plant, able to tolerate frost and salt spray. Birds adore these plants and are 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. Will tolerate moist soil in full sun. CARE: Prune as required to maintain compact growth. Feed with a slow release native fertiliser during spring - Banksia are phosphorus-sensitive so the P ratio of the fertiliser needs to be under 3%.. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 3m H x 2m 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