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Banksia integrifolia 'Roller Coaster' (Banksia)

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Five best grasses for Australian lawns. Description of the 5 best grasses for Australian lawns - including native grasses.

Stone Gabion fencing and retaining walls. Gabion is a wire basket or wire form, filled with stones and shaped into a fence or retaining wall type structure. Read this article to learn more.

Planning your garden. Learn how to design a garden using a step-by-step approach.

Growing Grevilleas. Learn how to grow grevilleas in your garden.

Plant description

Banksia integrifolia Roller Coaster 2

Banksia integrifolia Roller Coaster 4

Banksia integrifolia 'Roller Coaster' is an evergreen prostrate shrub, with lemon yellow spikes of flowers in autumn and winter. Vigorous cascading ground cover suitable for banks, rockeries, and the borders of shrubberies. Very tough, adaptable to a wide range of soil types, and does well in coastal areas with sandy soil. It will tolerate light frost, and is drought tolerant once established.

Further reading: Growing Banksias (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.15 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres

Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorous.

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