Banksia robur, the swamp banksia, is a dramatic looking banksia with large serrated leaves. The new growth has a felty coating of brown hairs, which is an attractive feature. It naturally occurs in damp areas on sandy soils, but is very adaptable to a wide range of conditions and soils. It needs full sun for best flowering, but will grow in part shade. The flowers are bluish green, and turn yellow green as the flower ages. It is hardy to frosts once established, but may need protection from frosts when young. It is a fast growing plant. Like all banksias, it is phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia robur|
|Other Common Names:||Swamp Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Green|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Bog gardens, Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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