Banksia speciosa – Showy Banksia

This is a stunning species, as the name suggests, very prominent flowers and interesting geometric leaf formations. The leaves fan out in a circular pattern from the flower bud, creating a remarkable natural pattern. Flowers throughout the year, makes a great cut flower.
It is more adaptable to the conditions of the eastern states than other Western Australian banksias, although it does not like humid summers. To get around this, it can be grafted onto B. serrata or integrifolia rootstock.
It will do best in a very well drained soil with part to full sun. Also tolerates some coastal exposure.

Scientific Name:Banksia speciosa
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Showy Banksia
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 6 metres
Width:3 ~ 8 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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