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Banksia robur (Swamp banksia)

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Plant description

banksia robur swamp banksia

Banksia robur, the swamp banksia, is a dramatic looking banksia with large serrated leaves. The new growth has a felty coating of brown hairs, which is an attractive feature. It is naturally occuring in damp areas on sandy soils, but is very adaptable to a wide range of conditions and soils. It needs full sun for best flowering. The flowers are bluish green, and turn yellow green as the flower ages. It is hardy to frosts once established, but may need protection from frosts when young. The plant has few pests and diseases, making it an easy care plant.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: Any

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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