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Banksia spinulosa 'Honey Pots' is a dense compact small shrub, with lovely golden spikes of flowers from autumn to spring. It is a low growing, compact plant, to around a metre tall and wide. It 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. Attractive to nectar feeding birds and insects. Fertilise in spring with a low phosphorus native fertiliser. Likes a well drained soil.
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Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: autumn winter
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds, insects, possums.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.