A variable banksia from Western Australia, it has a lower shrubby form around 2 metres tall that grows from a lignotuber, and a larger small tree to large shrub around 8 metres tall. The flowers are a bright, attractive orange gold colour, from mid spring to early summer. The foliage is interesting too, blue grey and deeply notched, making it a decorative shrub even when not in flower. It is best in a well drained soil and a sunny spot.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia ashbyi|
|Other Common Names:||Ashby's Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 8 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Orange, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies|
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