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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).
Flower colour: Yellow
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 4 metres
Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Sand: dry, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: all year.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.