Spectacular yellow flower heads and large toothed foliage on a large shrub are the key features of this iconic Western Australian Banksia. It makes a great feature shrub to small tree and is especially good for coastal areas. Growing from 5 to 10 metres tall, some plants can even grow to 15 metres if cinditions are right. It is a very low maintenance plant. Doesn’t like excessive humidity, and prefers a well drained sandy soil. It is slow to flower, but worth growing for the beautiful foliage. Can be container grown. Moderate frost tolerance. Like all banksias, it is phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia grandis|
|Other Common Names:||Bull Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||4 ~ 8 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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