Australian Native Plants

  Banksia ericifolia 'Little Eric' (Heath Banksia)


Banksia ericifolia 'Little Eric' photo
Banksia ericifolia 'Little Eric' flowering profusely cult. Kenthurst NSW

Photograph by Cas Liber. License: Public Domain.    (view image details)




HEATH BANKSIA FACTS

Common Name
Heath Banksia

Description
Banksia ericifolia 'Little Eric' is a dwarf cultivar of Banksia ericifolia. This small cultivar has similar flowers to the original species form, but is much more compact and suitable for small gardens. It has cylindrical spikes of orange flowers with maroon styles in spring, autumn and winter. Like the species, it has fine leaves that are small and narrow to 1cm long and 1mm wide. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org), it is propagated by Richard Anderson of Merricks Nursery on the Mornington Peninsula southeast of Melbourne.

Height
1.2m - 2m

Spread
1.2m - 1.6m

Propagation
cuttings,

Wildlife Interest
birds, nectar

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Banksia
Species:ericifolia
Variety:'Little Eric'
Common Name:Heath Banksia


Relatives in same Genus
  Banksia aculeata
  Banksia aemula
  Banksia anatona
  Banksia ashbyi
  Banksia attenuata
  Banksia audax
  Banksia baueri
  Banksia baxteri
  Banksia benthamiana
  Banksia blechnifolia
  Banksia brownii
  Banksia burdettii
  Banksia caleyi
  Banksia candolleana
  Banksia canei
  Banksia carlinoides
  Banksia chamaephyton
  Banksia coccinea
  Banksia conferta ssp conferta
  Banksia conferta ssp penicillata
  Banksia cuneata
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