Banksia leptophylla

Banksia leptophylla comes from sandy areas of Western Australia, growing between Perth and Geraldton. The scientific name refers to the slender leaves of the plant.
It is an attractive species, with charming, rounded flower heads that produce an unusual type of nectar. It is a bird attracting species, and can also be used as a low windbreak in the garden.
Needs a very well drained soil, with light to full sun, and can withstand light frosts. Like other banksias from WA, it can be hard to grow in a humid climate, preferring a Mediterranean climate. 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
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Banksia leptophylla
Common Name :
Height : 2.5
Flower Color : Yellow, Orange, Brown
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance :
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds, Other insects