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|
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-