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Banksia serrata Pygmy Possum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Banksia serrata Pygmy Possum Prostrate Old Man Banksia, Saw Banksia, Saw Tooth Banksia,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Dense, Prostrate

Furry upright silver & gold flowers sit on a carpet of foliage in spring & summer, and you’ll be tempted to put out a dish of honey for the ‘possum flowers’. Cool temperate to warm dry climates, full sun and good drainage will suit Pygmy Possum™; light frost is tolerated, and seaside gardens are very well liked. Grow it as a ground cover, or let it trail over a retaining wall; for a rustic look, plant it in a large wooden barrel.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Bush Tucker, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Feature, Groundcover, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Proteaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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