[33], Banksia ericifolia is listed in Part 1 Group 1 of Schedule 13 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974; this means that as a common and secure species it is exempted from any licensing or tagging requirements under the 2002–2005 management plan to minimise and regulate the use of protected and threatened plants in the cut-flower industry in New South Wales. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping, Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone, Flowers are good for drying and preserving, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, Central Phoenix -- I have an Aloe Christmas Carol, ... read more, I just found one upside down on our patio and put him ... read more, Flocks to the suet feeder along with the dozen or so ... read more, Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.com. Banksia. Banksia ericifolia L.f. subsp. Likes a well drained soil, drought tolerant once established. Banksia ericifolia has traditionally been described as lying within series Spicigerae of Banksia, together with Banksia spinulosa and various western Hairpin-like Banksias such as B. seminuda and B. brownii. Curtis's Botanical Magazine/​Volume XIX/​738. Autumn/winter flowering. In exposed heathlands and coastal areas it is more often 1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft). The lack of official names has led to some varieties bearing several different names. Old flower spikes fade to brown and then grey with age; old flower parts soon fall, revealing numerous small dark grey to dull black finely furred follicles. Regular pruning is important to give the plant an attractive habit and prevent it from becoming leggy. 'Red Rover': An upright shrub of medium growth and density (it is more open in habit compared to other similar sized Banksias) Foliage is … macrantha. [2], For many years the horticulture industry focussed on registered selections of Banksia spinulosa, but since the late 1990s more and more cultivars of Banksia ericifolia have come on the market, including colour variants and dwarf forms. The flowers are a rich mahogany colour and stand well above the foliage from late winter well into spring. Banksia#Banksia ericifolia, "The invasive potential of Australian banksias in South African fynbos: A comparison of the reproductive potential of, "Historical biogeography and the origin of stomatal distributions in, "738. The flowers may be used in dried arrangements. Like most other Proteaceae, B. ericifolia has proteoid roots—roots with dense clusters of short lateral rootlets that form a mat in the soil just below the leaf litter. [35][36] The hotter a fire the more quickly seed is released; timing of rains afterwards is also critical for seedling survival. [21], In 2005, Mast, Eric Jones and Shawn Havery published the results of their cladistic analyses of DNA sequence data for Banksia. Banksia 'Little Eric' (Banksia ericifolia) by Kell Oct 31, 2017 9:54 PM. [23], Hybrids with B. spinulosa var. Salkin gave his northern form the provisional infraspecific name "microphylla",[18] but when Alex George published a formal description in his 1981 The genus Banksia L.f. (Proteaceae), he named it B. ericifolia var. ; Banksia ericifolia 'Purple Pygmy', also called B. Well known for its o Banksia ericifolia, the heath-leaved banksia,[2] or lantern banksia,[3] is a species of woody shrub of the family Proteaceae native to Australia. The latter are particularly attractive as the original plant may reach 6 metres in height, and the new cultivars help enthusiasts choose a plant that is right for their conditions and tastes. 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