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Stone Gabion fencing and retaining walls. Gabion is a wire basket or wire form, filled with stones and shaped into a fence or retaining wall type structure. Read this article to learn more.
Gymea Lilies - Doryanthes excelsa. Everything about the Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa) is larger than life. The bold foliage can reach over four metres in height and some majestic flower stems can reach over ten metres tall.
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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).
Flower colour: Greenish-yellow
Flowering season: summer autumn
Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres
Maximum width: 2.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects, possums.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: All year.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.