Banksia laevigata

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
Common Name:Banksia
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Bird nesting plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects



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