Banksia blechnifolia “Prostrate Banksia”Commonly know as: Ground Cover Banksia
- Pot Sizes: 150 & 200 mm
- Growth Habitat: Ground cover
- Flowering Times: SPR
Banksia blechnifolia is a showy prostrate shrub from Western Australia. It is slow growing but very hardy with no known pest or disease susceptibilities. It is an attractive plant with bluish-green leaves that can be up to 45 cm long. New growth is a rusty red colour. It may take 4-5 years to flower; flowers are also reddish becoming cream towards the base. It can grow up to 4 m across.
It prefers to grow in full sun with well-drained soils; it relatively drought tolerant though additional watering will promote growth during hot, dry seasons. Fertilize with a low phosphorous fertiliser in early spring.