Banksia aculeata – Prickly Banksia

A compact shrub with attractive creamy pink coloured flower heads. Unusually for a banksia, the flower heads are downward hanging. Use it as a feature shrub or as a pot plant. It needs very little if any maintenance apart from removing any dead growth. It is native to the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia, growing on gravel soils, and is considered rare. Like all banksias, it is phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Banksia aculeata
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 2
Flower Color : Cream, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, 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, Butterflies, Other insects