The flower color is a long, orange to red bottlebrush spike, 30 x 6 cm (12" x 2"). This is a 6-12' vigorous shrub. This species is reported to be the most easily cultivated of all banksia species. It survives a moderate frost, tolerates humidity and is drought resistant. This is a native species from the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales. The small green leaves are needle-shaped and the species grows best in full sun. Germination by seed includes pre-treatment with hot water. Acid or lime free soil, well drained, full sun.
DO NOT FERTILIZE WITH PHOSPHOROUS FERTILIZERS!
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Shrub 6 to 12'|
|Culture||20" minimum annual rainfall, humidity tolerant|
|Native||New South Wales|
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