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Banksia Little Eric is a great landscaping plant that adapts to a wide range of conditions, and puts on a lovely show of flowers even when neglected. It has masses of orange to red brush flowers that will bring birds and other nectar lovers to the garden. Blooms from autumn to spring. Likes a well drained soil, drought tolerant once established. Good for coastal sites.
Further reading: Growing Banksias (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres
Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, bees, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.