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Banksia baueri (Teddy Bear Banksia, Woolly Banksia)

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Plant description

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Banksia baueri is a small compact shrub with interested serrated foliage and huge attractive flower head that are its main features. The flowers are cream to orange and fluffy looking, contributing to the common name. Use it as a feature shrub or as a pot plant for a large container. It is a very low maintenance shrub, growing to 2 metres high and 3 metres wide. best in sun or light shade in well drained soils.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: cream and orange
Flowering season: spring winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

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

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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