Banksia plagiocarpa – Hinchinbrook Banksia

This is a magnificent and striking Banksia, well worth growing as an ornamental for its incredible blue-grey flower buds which make very impressive cut flowers. It also sports lush red new growth. Its range in the wild is limited to Hinchinbrook Island and the adjacent mainland in QLD.
Grows well in the eastern states, tolerant of humid summers, and can be grown as far south as Melbourne, but it is not tolerant of heavy frost, being from North Queensland. It can be grown as a low, bushy coastal windbreak.
Prune lightly after flowering to encourage shapeliness.

Scientific Name:Banksia plagiocarpa
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Hinchinbrook Banksia
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:4 ~ 6 metres
Width:3 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Blue, Mauve
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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