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PROTEA Banksia leptophylla
Commonly known as Slender-leaved banksia
Very fine leaves and orange/yellow flowers
Orange - orange-yellow
Height - 1.5-2.5m (5-8ft)
Spread - 1-2m (3-6½ft)
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.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - Phytophthora root rot. Plants will become chlorotic if soil contains too much phosphate or lime
Place of origin - Australia (Western Australia)
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 - Summer
Soil Conditions - Free draining sandy soil
Neutral to acid soil
Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - poor soil
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5