Banksia occidentalis – Waterbush Banksia

This Banksia from WA grows to a medium shrub or small tree, and is an excellent ornamental choice for gardens, flowering sporadically through the year with impressive red blooms.
It is also useful as a screen or windbreak.
Its natural environment is in peat swamp sands near the coast, and it will thrive in a similar garden environment, but also adapts well to other soils. May be difficult to sustain in areas with humid summers, 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 tree, Large shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bog gardens, Decorative fruit, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Banksia occidentalis
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 8
Flower Color : Yellow, Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance :
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds