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Banksia epica (Epic Banksia)

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Helpful articles

Composting written by Glorious Gardens. Learn all about the joys of composting. Cold composting and hot composting are just two of several options.

Grevilleas. Learn all about grevilleas from native plant expert Angus Stewart.

Growing Banksias. Learn how to grow Banksia in your garden.

Choosing a landscaper. Top tips for choosing the best landscaping company for your home or business.

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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