Banksia grossa

This Banksia from Western Australia grows to a small shrub and bears bronze or golden brown coloured flowers between March and September. The flowers produce a lot of nectar, and attract a variety of insects and other animals in their native habitat.
The optimum conditions for Banksia grossa are well-drained, acidic soil (though it can handle slight alkalinity) and full sun. Dry climates are best for this species as it does not deal well with humidity. Tolerant of dry periods once established.
It can be pruned heavily once established; new growth will sprout from the lignotuber.

Scientific Name:Banksia grossa
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Brown
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants