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Banksia aquilonia is an upright large shrub to small tree, with long leaves that have an attractive silvery undersurface, as well as medium sized lemon yellow flower heads in autumn and winter. Use it as a feature shrub. It is a very low maintenance plant, that will bring the honey eating birds to your garden. Can grow to around 8 metres tall. A good banksia for warm, humid climates.
Further reading: Growing Banksias (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: autumn winter
Maximum height: 10 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
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: 4.0-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: all year.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.