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Offline littlegarden

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Banksia for my Japanese garden?
« on: July 24, 2015, 06:12:38 PM »
One of the plants I'm considering for my little Japanese garden project is some kind of dwarf banksia. I like how some species (like Heath banksia) actually look a lot like a conifer.  I've seen a mature Heath banksia that was pruned with bare branches at the base and was so very striking!

Any advice on their growing habits and suitability?  I'm looking for a fairly small cultivar, 1m by 1m, with the fine conifer-like leaves (I think the ericfolia and spinulosa varieties?).  On paper they either seem to be too much like a ground cover, or grow a bit too big.  Do you think the little Eric or honey pots varieties would suit?  I'd especially like to be able to shape it a little bit open-upright, rather than dense-bushy, if possible.

The position gets quite a bit of winter sun but with be somewhat shaded in summer.  Spoil is currently pretty poor.

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Re: Banksia for my Japanese garden?
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