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.

Family:Proteaceae
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

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Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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