One of the largest of banksias, the River Banksia grows to a large shrub or handsome tree, with yellow or seldom red flowers. It is fast growing and adaptable in cultivation, tolerant of frosts and dry periods.
Great for the large garden, and ideal for public parks, gardens and as a street tree. The timber is also used for wood working.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia seminuda|
|Common Name:||River Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Large tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||6 ~ 20 metres|
|Width:||4 ~ 10 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects|
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