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Banksia epica (Epic Banksia)

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Plant description

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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).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 5 metres
Minimum height: 3 metres

Maximum width: 4 metres
Minimum width: 2 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: 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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