Banksia incana – Hoary Banksia

An attractive dwarf shrub with great ornamental potential, Banksia incana sports bright yellow, spherical blossoms that stand out from the understated foliage.
Native to deep sandy soils in south west WA, it will need full sun and a well drained soil.
Useful as a small shrubby groundcover, and would be a good plant for rockeries. It is sometimes grown in containers as well. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Banksia incana
Common Name : Hoary Banksia
Height : 0.7
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects