This large shrub or small tree which grows to around six metres is now known as Banksia sessilis. It has prickly holly-like leaves and rounded pale yellow brush flowers. It blooms heavily from winter to late spring, and is nectar rich and attracts wildlife. Parrots eat the seed as well. It needs to be grown in well drained soil as it is very susceptible to Phytophthora. Tolerates drought and frost, and likes alkaline soils.
|Scientific Name:||Dryandra sessilis|
|Common Name:||Parrot Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Semihardwood cutting|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Honey producing plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects, Mammals|
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