Banksia praemorsa – Cut Leaf Banksia

A great ornamental banksia, growing to a medium shrub and adaptable to a variety of well drained soils and climate zones. Impressive flowers which can be bright yellow, or dark red-purple.
The Cut-leaf Banksia attracts birds as well as providing shelter for them.
Fantastic as an ornamental in the garden, or as windbreak or coastal planting.
This species can tolerate winds and coastal exposure, as well as moderate frost, dry periods, and alkalinity.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia praemorsa
Common Name:Cut-leaf Banksia
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Red, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Bird nesting plant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds

 

 


 

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-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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