Banksia nivea - Honeypot Banksia

SKU: 9336490031790

Size: 140 mm
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Sale price$16.00

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Description

The Honeypot Banksia, scientifically known as Banksia nivea, dazzles with its golden orange-yellow flowers touched with bronze tips. Blooming during Djilba (late winter to early spring), these vibrant flowers not only elevate garden aesthetics but also draw nectar-loving wildlife, particularly offering shelter and protection to small birds. As a small shrub, it's an ideal choice for compact spaces or container gardening.

For those planting in the ground, this Banksia thrives in well-draining soils. If you're working with sandy terrains, enriching the soil with compost or organic matter can prove beneficial. Basking in full sunlight allows the Honeypot Banksia to showcase its most radiant blossoms. To maintain its health, apply a slow-release native fertiliser during Makuru (winter). It's worth noting that this Banksia prefers minimal interference; hence, it's best to avoid extensive pruning and only trim away any untidy growth as required.

Botanical Name Banksia nivea
Common Name  Honeypot Banksia
Cultivar
Classification
Small Natives
PBR Name
Origin Western Australia
Foliage Evergreen
Height 80 cm - 1 M
Width 80 cm - 1 M
Light Full sun
Soil Must have well-draining, sandy or loamy soil. Will not tolerate heavy clay soils.
Water Requirement Must have good draining, will rot if allowed to sit in standing water in cool weather. Give extra deep water during hot weather in its first year. Drought-hardy once established.
Lifespan Perennial
Flower Colour Golden orange-yellow
Flower Time Makuru to Kambarang (winter to spring)
Toxicity Non-toxic to humans and animals. Some varieties can have sharp/spiky foliage which can cause a skin reaction in some people if touched.


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