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Banksia serrata

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Wantirna
A12
Size: 25cm
Available: 3
$/Unit (EX GST): $24.68 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $27.14 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Banksia serrata Old Man Banksia, Saw Banksia, Saw Tooth Banksia,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Irregular Shape, Rounded, Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
Can be a large shrub or a small tree depending on its environment and can grow up to 12m tall. Almost always has quite a gnarly habit with a crooked thick trunk, even as a small plant. Features wrinkly bark which is fire resistant, and leathery saw-like serrated leaves. Cream flower spikes appear in summer and into winter with large seed pods appearing after flowering.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Leaf Miner

Cultural Notes: A long lived plant that is well suited to front line coastal position.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Proteaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, Green
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Yes

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