Banksia saxicola – Grampians Banksia

This is a great species to grow in cool climates, having been successfully cultivated outdoors in the UK and Tasmania. It grows to a large shrub or small tree, with beautiful dark green foliage and interesting woolly follicles. Withstands frosts and winds, as it grows naturally in exposed areas high in the Grampians.
Needs well drained soil, and part shade or dappled shade, as it does not like to be in full sun. If it has to be in full sun, protect the root area of the plant.

Scientific Name:Banksia saxicola
Common Name:Banksia
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 6 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, 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
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Erosion control
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects



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