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Banksia spinulosa 'Black Magic' (Banksia)

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Plant description

Banksia spinulosa Black Magic

Banksia spinulosa 'Black Magic' is a compact small shrub that is perfect for rockeries and smaller gardens, whether mass planted for dramatic effect, in small groups or in containers on the patio, veranda or deck. Lovely golden flower colour contrasting with almost black styles. It blooms in autumn, winter and spring, bringing nectar loving birds to your garden for most of the year. Good both in sun and in partial shade. Will grow in clay loam to sandy loam soils. Great for coastal gardens and can take some frost. Grows to a metre and a half tall and wide.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: orange and black
Flowering season: autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1.2 metres
Minimum width: 1 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: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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