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Banksia integrifolia 'Roller Coaster' (Banksia)

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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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