Banksia oreophila – Western Mountains Banksia

Banksia oreophila is a wonderful hardy plant that provides lovely mauve-grey flowers through winter. A medium shrub, it is quite adaptable in cultivation and can tolerate moderate frosts.
Makes an outstanding container plant, and can be used as part of a low windbreak.
Well drained, light to medium soils are suitable, with dappled shade to full sun conditions. Pruning the young plant will encourage a bushier habit.

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, Large shrub
Width : 2.5
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Banksia oreophila
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 4
Flower Color : Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance :
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds