Heath Banksia
(Banksia ericifolia)

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Banksia ericifolia

Originating in NSW heathlands this is a bushy coastal plant with beautiful banksia flowers. Its leaves are 2cm long, glossy, and green above but silvery below. It produces cylindrical, orange-yellow to orange-red flowers in autumn or winter. The plant grows to between 3-6m tall and 2-4m wide. This plant is a nectar, seed source and nesting site for birds.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Low
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
One
Size
Medium Trees & shrubs 3 - 7 metres
Root size
2.5 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam
Tolerances
Frost, Wind, Salt
Regions
Yarra Valley Water plants, Habitat plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Winter, Autumn
Colours
Yellow, Green, Red, Orange
Gardens
Nature strip