Banksia ashbyi ssp. boreascaia
This is a variety specifically selected from the Banksia farm Australia for it's compact form. It is an evergreen shrub growing up to 2m height and spread. It has attractive golden orange flower cone. These contrast with the grey - blue leaves. It has evolved to regenerate from the lignotuber root system when damaged by fire or severe cold. Banksia's are in the Protea family so like to grow in an acidic soil in a sunny position.