Banksia ashbyi – Ashby’s Banksia

A variable banksia from Western Australia, it has a lower shrubby form around 2 metres tall that grows from a lignotuber, and a larger small tree to large shrub around 8 metres tall. The flowers are a bright, attractive orange gold colour, from mid spring to early summer. The foliage is interesting too, blue grey and deeply notched, making it a decorative shrub even when not in flower. It is best in a well drained soil and a sunny spot.

Scientific Name:Banksia ashbyi
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Ashby's Banksia
Plant Type:Small tree, Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 8 metres
Width:2 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Orange, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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