Banksia lemanniana – Yellow Lantern Banksia

This Western Australian species has proved adaptable to the eastern States, and is well worth growing as an ornamental for its unique pendant flowers, which hang down from the stems unlike most banksias. The flowers are a rich brown colour in bud, opening to yellow. It is a medium shrub with dense, lush green foliage and stunning golden new growth.
Can tolerate some drought and frost once established, and some coastal and wind exposure.

Scientific Name:Banksia lemanniana
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Yellow Lantern Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Green
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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