Banksia verticillata – Albany Banksia

This species is excellent for coastal gardens as it withstands strong winds, being native to exposed granite outcrops around Albany, WA. It is also great for a variety of other situations, particularly as windbreaks and for erosion control, and is quite a fast growing banksia. It has dense, lush green foliage and large yellow flower spikes, and grows to a medium or large shrub.
Needs well drained soil, light to heavy, and part to full sun.
It is very sensitive to humidity and poor drainage, and will not survive in such conditions.

Scientific Name:Banksia verticillata
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Albany Banksia
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 6 metres
Width:3 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-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:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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