Banksia ericifolia

Heath Banksia


The flower color is a long, orange to red bottlebrush spike, 30 x 6 cm (12" x 2").  This is a 6-12' vigorous shrub. This species is reported to be the most easily cultivated of all banksia species. It survives a moderate frost, tolerates humidity and is drought resistant.  This is a native species from the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales.  The small green leaves are needle-shaped and the species grows best in full sun.  Germination by seed includes pre-treatment with  hot water.  Acid or lime free soil, well drained, full sun.


Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Shrub 6 to 12'
Flower Color Orange/red
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture 20" minimum annual rainfall, humidity tolerant
Native New South Wales
Family Proteaceae

Key Benefits

bulletVery large flower spikes
bulletEasily cultivated
bulletModerately frost hardy

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent for dense hedge
bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow water/fertilizer needs

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*Sow seed 1/8" deep in well drained media.  Give preventive fungicidal drench.  Germinate 3-12 weeks at 64 - 80 degrees F.
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