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Banksia aquilonia (Northern Banksia)

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Plant description

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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).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 10 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres

Maximum width: 3 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.

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: 4.0-6.5

Diseases

root rot

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all year.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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