Banksia marginata ‘Minimarg’

A very tough dwarf Banksia that adapts well to a wide range of soil and climate types. Suitable for low hedges, rockeries and as a general low mounding garden shrub. It naturally forms a good rounded  shape, and pruning after flowering will encourage and even more dense habit. The leaves are an attractive colour, dark green on top with silver grey underneath, making a lovely contrast. It has a long flowering period, from winter to summer, with eye catching yellow flowers. They are attractive to honey eating birds, insects and other wildlife. Good for sun to part shade. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name: Minimarg
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Banksia marginata
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 1.3
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Mammals, Lizards