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Banksia epica is a low maintenance plant for a sunny spot in the garden. The very large yellow flower head combine with a dense growth habit to make this an interesting garden plant. Use it as a feature shrub, and you will have the added bonus of attracting nectar loving birds. Grows to 5 metres high.
Further reading: Growing Banksias (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring winter
Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres
Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: all year.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.