Banksia tricuspis – Pine Banksia

This banksia is an open branched medium to large shrub, with leaves resembling pine needles and gorgeous large yellow flowers. Flowers provide colour in the garden through autumn and winter.
It can adapt to different well drained soils, and tolerates light conditions from dappled shade to full sun. Somewhat drought and frost tolerant, but not very tolerant of summer humidity in eastern States.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Banksia tricuspis
Common Name:Pine Banksia
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Planting Season:Spring
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Decorative fruit
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects

 

 


 

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-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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