Banksia petiolaris

A beautiful and eye catching prostrate Banksia, the bright yellow flowers protrude as distinct spikes, separate from the foliage, making this a highly decorative groundcover.
It makes a wonderful plant for rockeries and as a general groundcover. It is also very useful for controlling erosion or on embankments as it can spread to cover a large area.
Loves a well drained soil, preferably sandy, with full sun and will perform best under these conditions, but can tolerate dappled shade or part sun and is adaptable to different soils provided they are well drained. It can grow in  very alkaline soils. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

Family : Proteaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Banksia petiolaris
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Yellow, Green, Brown
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects