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Banksia speciosa

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Banksia speciosa Showy Banksia,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs, Trees Shrub Like

Large evergreen Australian native shrub or small tree with attractive narrow green toothed edge foliage and stunning bird attracting cone-shaped yellow flowers throughout the year. Perfect for coastal conditions. Great to use as a feature and makes a fantastic cut flower. Grows approx. 3-6m tall x 3-8m wide.

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

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Container / Pot, Native Garden

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

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: All Year, Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

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