Banksia caleyi

Red lantern Banksia

 

As noted in the picture above, the flower color is reddish/maroon and the inverted flower spikes appear in spring.  A mature shrub size is about 2 m x 1.5 m (6' x 4-1/2').   The leaves are slightly toothed.  This species is from Western Australia and prefers well-drained soils with very low fertility

DO NOT FERTILIZE WITH PHOSPHOROUS FERTILIZERS!

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small shrub to 6'
Flower Color Reddish maroon
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Low moisture, low humidity
Native West Australia
Family Proteaceae

Key Benefits

bulletMaroon flower spikes
bulletSmall shrub to 6'
bulletUnique, inverted flower spikes in spring

Problem Solving Features

bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow moisture requirements
bulletLow fertility
 
Pricing - See Price List Here
 
*Sow seed 1/8" deep in well drained media.  Give preventive fungicidal drench.  Germinate 3-12 weeks at 64 - 80 degrees F.
 
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