Banksia blechnifolia
Southern Blechnum Banksia

Uses: Vigorous and highly ornamental feature or accent plant for borders, embankments and mixed beds.
Recommended for foliage, flower heads and form. Requires good drainage. Attracts native birds and insects for food source and habitat.
Note: Although this species is not classified under the Sewerage Act, it is recommended that it not be planted closer than 3.5 metres to any sewer main or connection.
Cultural use: Indigenous peoples soaked the flower spikes to make a sweet drink and dry cones to make implements.

  • Height 0.2-0.5m
  • Spread 2-4m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Proteaceae
  • Botanical Name Banksia blechnifolia
  • Common Name Southern Blechnum Banksia
  • Origin WA
  • Habit Dwarf, Spreading,
  • Landscape Plains, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Red, Brown
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Flower Type Cylindrical spike
  • Purpose Ornamental, Habitat
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Low shrub (Up to 1.2m)