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PROTEA Banksia ericifolia

Commonly known as Heath banksia

Fine small leaves, orange-red flowers in autumn
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£30.00 each


  • Evergreen - crowded, alternate, linear, entire leaves 2cm (¾in) long, glossy, mid- to deep green above, silvery beneath
  • Orange - orange-red
  • Height - 3-6m (10-20ft)
  • Spread - 2-4m (6½-13ft)
  • Tall Shrub - bushy shrub. Produces cylindrical flower heads to 20cm (8in) long
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - flower colour ranges from orange-yellow to orange-red or russet
  • Pests & Diseases - Phytophthora root rot. Plants will become chlorotic if soil contains too much phosphate or lime
  • Place of origin - Australia (New South Wales)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - suitable for coastal areas
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - poor soil
3-6m (10-20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-4m (6½-13ft)

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