Banksia occidentalis

Red Swamp Banksia

 

The flower color is red, mature species size is 5-20' shrub or tree. It is commonly found in swampy areas, will adapt to better drained soils. This is an West Australia species that is frost resistant but it is unusual in that it is drought tender.  It prefers light, wet soils in a sunny position.  4" long, narrow leaves.  Easily propagated by seed. 

DO NOT FERTILIZE WITH PHOSPHOROUS FERTILIZERS!

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Shrub 5 to 20'
Flower Color Red
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate moisture
Native West Australia
Family Proteaceae

Key Benefits

bulletFlower color red
bulletGood in moist soils
bulletModerate size shrub 5-20'

Problem Solving Features

bulletMoisture lover
bulletFrost resistant
bulletSmall accent tree

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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