This species is great for coastal areas, withstanding winds quite well. It has a shrubby, bushy habit and round yellow flower heads. It will also attract birds to the garden.
Needs a well drained soil, light to heavy, and part to full sun. It is an ideal plant for lateritic gravel soils, should these be your lot.
There are two subspecies: Banksia laevigata ssp. laevigata, and Banksia laevigata ssp. fuscolutea.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia laevigata|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Orange, Gold, Brown|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Mildly acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you. Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-