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Banksia 'Yellow Wing' is a medium rounded shrub with fine dense foliage and golden bronze brushes in spring, autumn and winter. The flower spikes are held well above the foliage as beacons for a range of honey-eating birds, and parrots love their seed. Particularly suitable for hedging, screening or specimen plantings as the foliage is dense to the ground. The blooms are great for cutting, and last well in water, may also be dried. Good for sun and in most soils as long as they are well drained.
Further reading: Growing Banksias (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: autumn winter
Maximum height: 1.8 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres
Maximum width: 1.8 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.