Genus Species: Banksia spinulosa
Common / Product Name: Hills Banksia
Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: 1 – 3m x 1 – 2m
Pruning: Prune annually
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Late Autumn / ends: Early Spring
Flower Colour: Golden Tan
Irrigation: Yes requires spring watering for best flowers, water during 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.