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Heath-leaved Banksia

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Kevin Sparrow
Banksia ericifolia

A dense bushy shrub with bright green needle-like foliage and large striking orange-yellow cylindrical flowers that grows from two to seven metres tall. The cylindrical flowers of this shrub are up to 30 cm long and 4-6 cm wide, these are followed by woody seed bearing cones. This low maintenace, fast growing plant makes an excellent screen or feature plant, is bird attracting and tolerates coastal conditions. 

Type: 
Shrub
Height: 
3+m
Maintenance: 
Medium
Flowering Time: 
Winter
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Medium
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Nectar and Pollen
Birds
Plant Origin: 
Native
Natural Occurence: 
NSW

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