A species from the northern sandplain in WA, the Sceptre Banksia is one of the most magnificent of yellow flowering banksias. The flowers are prominent and very well displayed on the plant. The blooms are often used as cut flowers.
A dense, tall shrub, it can also be used for hedges and windbreaks, and is a good choice for coastal areas. Does best in a Mediterranean climate, with dry summers, as it is prone to dieback.
Needs very well drained soil and good sunlight, preferably full sun.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia sceptrum|
|Common Name:||Sceptre Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 7 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid, Arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.