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Heath-leaved banksia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Banksia Ericifolia

 

Heath-leaved banksia

Well known for its orange or red autumn flowers, which contrast with the mid-green, conifer-like foliage. It is a large shrub that can reach 6m high and wide.

 
plant Features
  • Heath-leaved banksia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Heath-leaved banksia likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Heath-leaved banksia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Heath-leaved banksia likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Heath-leaved banksia

Latin name

Banksia Ericifolia

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Proteaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Heath-leaved banksia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Heath-leaved banksia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Heath-leaved banksia likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Heath-leaved banksia likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Heath-leaved banksia is 6.00meters x 6.00meters 6.00 M 6.00 M

Banksia Ericifolia

Well known for its orange or red autumn flowers, which contrast with the mid-green, conifer-like foliage. It is a large shrub that can reach 6m high and wide.


Autumn-winter flowering

From Early Autumn TO Mid Winter

Flowering is in autumn, or in winter in cooler areas; the inflorescences are flower spikes 7–22 cm high and 5 cm broad.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The plant is fairly easy to grow in a mediterranean climate with good drainage and a light (sandy) soil;

 
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