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Banksia ericifolia

Description

Medium compact ornamental shrub with large orange-red flowers appearing in fall-winter. In its native habitat it grows in deep sand, sandy loam or sand over sandstone in shrub land & woodland, sometimes in semi-swampy places. It frequently extends to very exposed cliffs and bluffs near the ocean.  It is a common plant among Hawkesbury Sandstone - Blue Mountains west of Sydney -where the average rainfall is usually 32-35" per year. Grown successfully in Ojai for the past 16 years relying on low rainfall and occasional heavy 17-20F frost. Grows well in shade or full sun positions. Attractive screen plant. Prune lightly, not below green foliage. Banksia ericifolia is closely related to B. spinulosa and a cross B. 'Giant Candles' is often available.  Germinates readily from seed. Several forms and varieties available. Wood turners have been known to use the wood for making bowls. Attractive hedge. Attracts Hummingbirds and Orioles.

Details

Biological Name: Banksia ericifolia
Common Name: Heath Banksia
Flower Color: Orange/Burgundy-red
Flower Time: Fall-winter
Height: 6-12'
Width: 6-10'
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Availability ...
1 Gallon: not available
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: $45.00
15 Gallon: backordered
Mail Order Plant (online only): not available
Seeds (online only): $8.00add to cart
Propagation Information: No pre-treatment required. Seed germinates readily 4-12 weeks. Sow seed in mix 3:1 Perlite:Peat and cover the depth of the seed. Keep moist until germination occurs. Best to sow in individual containers to prevent damage to the root system when transplanting. Drench seed with a fungicide after sowing to prevent "Damping Off'.

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Hardenbergia, Acacia, Senna and Casuarinas have nitrogen-fixing nodules on their root systems to help provide nitrogen for other plants close to them?

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