Banksia robur – Swamp Banksia

Banksia robur, the swamp banksia, is a dramatic looking banksia with large serrated leaves. The new growth has a felty coating of brown hairs, which is an attractive feature. It naturally occurs in damp areas on sandy soils, but is very adaptable to a wide range of conditions and soils. It needs full sun for best flowering, but will grow in part shade. The flowers are bluish green, and turn yellow green as the flower ages. It is hardy to frosts once established, but may need protection from frosts when young. It is a fast growing plant.

 

Scientific Name:Banksia robur
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Banksia
Other Common Names:Swamp Banksia
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Green
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bog gardens, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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