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Banksia burdettii (Burdett's Banksia)

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Plant description

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Banksia burdettii is a large shrub to small tree, native to sandplains in Western Australia. The stunning flower heads are grey in bud and orange when they open are borne on a rounded bushy plant. Use it as a feature shrub and enjoy cut flowers for indoor decoration as well. It is a very low maintenance plant, tolerant of drought and frost once established. Plant is full sun to part shade, and needs a well drained soil.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Grey and orange
Flowering season: summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 6 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 6 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, 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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