Genus Species: Banksia petiolaris
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Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS) and GROUND COVER (GC)
Height x Width: 0.2 – 0.4m x 1.50 – 3.00m
Pruning: Light Medium
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Winter / ends: Spring
Flower Colour: Rust with cream cylindrical spike
Irrigation: Yes requires regular water in dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -3°C for short periods once established. Heavy frosts will cause the plant to die, needs to be planted in protected areas.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Low 40’s°C will tolerate higher temperatures for short periods.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron to prevent yellowing of leaves.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.