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Banksia grandis (Bull Banksia)

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Plant description

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Banksia grandis, the bull banksia, is a large shrub to small tree, native to the south west of Western Australia. It has spectacular yellow flower heads and interesting large toothed foliage as the key features of this iconic plant. It makes a great feature shrub for the garden and is especially good for coastal areas. It dislikes humidity, and needs well drained soils. It is a vey low maintenance plant. Grows to around 5 to 10 metres tall or more. Summer flowering, birds love them.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Yellow
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 4 metres

Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 3 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: not specified.

Sand: dry, 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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