This species is great for coastal areas, withstanding winds quite well. It has a shrubby, bushy habit and round yellow flower heads. It will also attract birds to the garden.
Needs a well drained soil, light to heavy, and part to full sun. It is an ideal plant for lateritic gravel soils, should these be your lot.
There are two subspecies: Banksia laevigata ssp. laevigata, and Banksia laevigata ssp. fuscolutea.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia laevigata|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Orange, Gold, Brown|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Mildly acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|