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Banksia caleyi (Red Lantern Banksia)

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Plant description

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Banksia caleyi, the Red Lantern Banksia, is named for the pendulous flowers, which are unusual for banksias. The scarlet flower heads are very attractive, to both birds and people. Growth habit is dense and bushy on a low growing shrub. Use it as a feature shrub, especially near the coast. It is a very low maintenance plant.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: scarlet
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 2 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.

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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