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Banksia prionotes ACORN BANKSIA

Feb 9, 2017 | This Month in Your Native Garden, Inspiration & Ideas, Nursery News, Recommended Plants |

Banksia prionotes ACORN BANKSIA attracting a

New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

This little bird is looking a bit wet because we are experiencing

some unusual summer rain today.

New Holland Honeyeater on Banksia prionotes flower.

The Banksia prionotes ACORN BANKSIA growing in a Rocket Pot with the flower on which the Honeyeater was sitting.

Our SPECIAL this week is a limited number of

Banksia prionotes in Rocket pots, like this one,

for sale@ $80.00 ea.

Banksia prionotes ACORN BANKSIA (sometimes called Orange Banksia)  is a small tree or large shrub.  It has beautiful large orange and yellow flowers. It flowers from January to August.  This long flowering period makes it a great addition to any large garden.

Banksia prionotes is endemic to a southwest of Western Australia and has been found from Carnarvon in the north, the Wheatbelt and almost to the south coast of Western Australia.

New Holland Honeyeaters Phylidonyris novaehollandiae are commonly seen around our nursery.  They love the dense foliage and continual supply of nectar from the flowering plants that we have throughout the year. New Holland Honeyeaters have black and white streaked plumage and a distinct yellow wing patch.   To distinguish them from the White-Cheeked Honeyeater Phylidonyris nigra, they do not have a prominant white cheek and have a white ring around their eyes.  The White-Cheeked Honeyeater has a dark eye.

It is a lively bird and its shrill notes are a feature of the bird chorus in our nursery and gardens.