Banksia paludosa ‘Little Pal’

A compact form of Banksia paludosa, Little Pal is a useful small shrub that has a long flowering season, from autumn to winter, and the yellow flowers are highly attractive to nectar eating birds. The naturally dense growth offers shelter to small creatures like lizards, and it can be encouraged to be even more dense if pruned after flowering. It likes a well drained soil, and it is useful to mulch to deter weed growth around the plant. A great low maintenance plant, and it can be container grown as well. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name: Little Pal
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Banksia paludosa
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds