By Paul Carmen
Label Name: Banksia spinulosa
ACRA Registration: 1337
Origin: Collected from a coastal area in southern Victoria. Selected by Rod & Robyn Parsons for the strong honey fragrance of the flowers. Received in June 1999.
Characteristics: A moderately dense small shrub that grows to 1m(h) x 1.5m(w), The flowers are golden in colour with red styles, 50-200mm long x 40-80mm in diameter and bloom from March to August.
Cultural Notes: Banksia spinulosa ‘Honey Pots’ grow best in sandy, free draining, slightly acidic soil with low nutrient levels and are frost hardy.
Propagation: Cuttings from semi-firm new growth
Uses: Banksia spinulosa ‘Honey Pots’ can be used in a mass planting, mixed with other shrubbery or grown as a feature plant. Nectar feeding birds are most attracted to this plant.
Availability: Retial Nurseries
Main photo: Birds will love this little pot of honey