Banksia sceptrum – Sceptre Banksia

A species from the northern sandplain in WA, the Sceptre Banksia is one of the most magnificent of yellow flowering banksias. The flowers are prominent and very well displayed on the plant. The blooms are often used as cut flowers.
A dense, tall shrub, it can also be used for hedges and windbreaks, and is a good choice for coastal areas. Does best in a Mediterranean climate, with dry summers, as it is prone to dieback.
Needs very well drained soil and good sunlight, preferably full sun.

Scientific Name:Banksia sceptrum
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Sceptre Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 7 metres
Width:2 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
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:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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