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common name: Lantern Banksia, Heath Banksia, Heath-leaved Banksia
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: orange
main season: All Year
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
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.
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.
From seed or cuttings
Frequently grown as a garden ornamental in Australia.
Exotic specimen or large conservatory plant in cool regions.
Native to New South Wales, Australia