Common Name: creeping banksia
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 15 in. high and to 9 feet across in wild.
Flowers: Cream-colored flowers (inflorescence) with pink or orange tips in cones to 4 in. long, winter to summer; leaves close to ground with deep lobes, to 16 in. long.
Uses: Ground cover, cut flowers, accent, color.
Wildlife: Flower nectar, habitat for birds.
Soil: Prefers sand. Must be well-drained.
Water: Low to moderate; drought tolerant.
Sun: Full or part sun.
Pruning: Only for shaping and to control size.
Pests & Diseases: Root rot fungi from too much water and poor soil drainage.
Notes: From Western Australia along the south coast where it grows in sand. Sclerophyllous, spiny leaves; sprouts from trunk or lignotubers after fire. Caution: Avoid phosphorus fertilizers.