Banksia ornata

Desert Banksia


One of the two species native to South Australia - the other is Banksia marginata.  The flower color is a yellow green to yellow bronze color - spikes to 6" long x 4" diameter.  This species is moderately frost hardy.  Soil type should be well drained and dry.  Tolerant of salt and lime type soils.  Full sun for best flowering.  Easily propagated by seed. 


Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Rounded shrub to 7'
Flower Color yellow-green to yellow-bronze
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Light moisture
Native South Australia
Family Proteaceae

Key Benefits

bulletFlower color yellow to bronze
bulletGood in dry soils
bulletSmall, rounded shrub to 7'

Problem Solving Features

bulletLow moisture needs
bulletFrost resistant
bulletSalt and lime tolerant

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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