Banksia meisneri

 

 

The flower spikes on this species is rather small, only 3 cm (1") spikes with protruding yellow stamens. Mature size is 3' x 4' shrub. Small, 1/4" linear leaves, blooms in autumn. This is an West Australia species rarely cultivated but it does have a rather unique flower and is probably worth a try. Limestone underlayment is suggested.

DO NOT FERTILIZE WITH PHOSPHOROUS FERTILIZERS!

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small shrub 3' to 4'
Flower Color Orange
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Low moisture, low humidity
Native West Australia
Family Proteaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall shrub - only 3' x 4'
bulletUnique flower shape
bulletSmall foliage

Problem Solving Features

bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow moisture requirements
bulletExcellent for small shrub

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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