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Banksia serrata 'Pygmy Possum' (Banksia)

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Plant description

Banksia serrata Pygmy Possum

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Banksia serrata 'Pygmy Possum' is an evergreen groundcovering shrub with glossy green serrated leaves. It has silvery buds opening to yellow cylindrical flowers which are attractive to birds other nectar feeders. It is a prostrate form of Old Man Banksia, and has lovely arching branches and a dense growth habit. A great rockery or bank plant, and is also good in a large pot. It grows in well drained soil, from clay to sandy. It likes sun or part shade, and is frost and salt tolerant. 

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres

Maximum width: 2.5 metres
Minimum width: 2.5 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

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

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: not suitable.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good native fertiliser.

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