Banksia oblongifolia – Fern Leaf Banksia

A small to medium sized shrub native to the east coast, Banksia oblongifolia is a very hardy and slow growing plant, particularly great for coastal areas. It flowers well in cultivation and flowers attract many birds.
Ideal for planting under established Eucalyptus trees, it needs good drainage, but is adaptable to different soil types. Pruning can keep it in better shape, and it could be amenable to bonsai. 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 : 1.5
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bonsai, Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Banksia oblongifolia
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 2
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance :
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects