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PlantFiles: Heath Banksia
Banksia ericifolia

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Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Banksia (BANGK-see-a) (Info)
Species: ericifolia (er-ik-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Banksia ericifolia var. ericifolia

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive bloomoon On May 14, 2006, bloomoon from Outer Hobart
Australia (Zone 6a) wrote:

An easily grown attractive shrub, very popular with the nectar feeding bird community.
Many bush plants are flowering in Autumn, and continues for months .
My plant is growing in a clay soil on a slight slope,and receives direct sun .Flowering well and needing no watering.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mission Viejo, California
Spring Valley, California



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