Genus Species: Banksia repens
Common / Product Name: Creeping Banksia
Habit: GROUND COVER (GC)
Height x Width: 0.3 – 0.3m x 1.00 – 2.00m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Winter / ends: Spring
Flower Colour: Golden Tan Brown
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.