Banksia nutans – Nodding Banksia

A small shrub with beautiful dusky pink or purple nodding flower heads, Banksia nutans is an excellent ornamental for Mediterranean climates. It is also useful for controlling erosion.
Needs a very well drained soil and can be susceptible to dieback in areas with humid summers. It can tolerate most frosts and does well with a light pruning if necessary. 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 : 3
Flowering Time : Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Erosion control
Scientific Name: Banksia nutans
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 2
Flower Color : Pink, Purple, Brown
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds, Mammals