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botanical name:
Banksia ericifolia
Banksia ericifolia © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Lantern Banksia, Heath Banksia, Heath-leaved Banksia
family:  Proteaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: orange
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Medium to large evergreen shrub with heather-like foliage of small linear dark green leaves. New growth is bright lime green. Large cylindrical spikes of golden orange or red flowers, normally produced in autumn or winter.

cultivation:
Well drained, sandy lime-free soil in a sunny position. Will tolerate some frost and can be grown in very mild sheltered locations in the UK.
May grow to a larger size in ideal conditions.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings

usage:
Frequently grown as a garden ornamental in Australia.
Exotic specimen or large conservatory plant in cool regions.

other notes:
Native to New South Wales, Australia

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