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Banksia spinulosa 'Stumpy Gold' (Banksia)

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Plant description

Banksia spinulosa Stumpy Gold

Banksia spinulosa 'Stumpy Gold' is an evergreen small shrub. A dense 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. The flowers are a lovely golden colour, nectar rich and attractive to birds, insects and possums. Banksia spinulosa likes a well drained soil and a sunny position. Fertilise in spring with a low phosphorus native fertiliser, and mulch to discourage weeds.

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: 1 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 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.

Disorders

Pale new leaves can be sign of iron or nitrogen deficiency

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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