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Banksia aemula (Wallum Banksia)

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Plant description

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Banksia aemula, the wallum banksia, is a small gnarled shrub with interested serrated foliage and large attractive flower heads. Use it as a feature shrub or as a pot plant for a large container. It is a very low maintenance shrub. Native to Queensland down to Sydney, on caostal sandy areas, it grows to around 8 metres. The flowers are abundant in nectar, so attract lots of wildlife to feed on it, especially birds. Flowers in spring and autumn.

Further reading: Growing Banksias (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Greenish-yellow
Flowering season: summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 2.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects, possums.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Diseases

root rot

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: All year.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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