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Banksia pilostylis

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Banksia pilostylis Marsh Banksia,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Shrub Like, Spreading, Upright

Description:
A hardy low maintenance large native shrub that naturally occurs on the south coast of Western Australia. During spring and summer it blooms stunning large, cylindrical, scented, cream to yellow flower cones that attract Honey eating birds and insects. Gets up to 2-4m tall, makes an attractive garden feature and cut flower.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Embankment, Erosion Control, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Fragrant Garden, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Container / Pot, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Proteaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High
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