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Banksia ashbyi

Description

Ornamental medium to large, upright shrub  Bright orange flowers winter to spring with serrated grey-green leaves. In its natural habitat it grows in deep red sands on coastal dunes and plains where the average rainfall is less than 8".  Frost tolerant to low 20 degrees F. Seed follicles are usually opened by fire.  Fast growing and usually produces terminal cut flowers 3-5  years from seed.  Will tolerate some alkalinity and extended dry periods and is very frost tolerant once established (20F)  It is susceptible to Phytophtora cinnamomi if conditions have poor drainage, excessive moisture and hot weather.  Requires deep infrequent watering to establish deep roots in the first 2 years.  Do not prune on old wood or could kill the plant.  Great bird attracting plant, screen or hedge.

Details

Biological Name: Banksia ashbyi
Common Name: Ashby's Banksia
Exposure: Full Sun
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Winter-spring
Height: 12'
Width: 12'+
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1 Gallon: not available
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: $45.00
15 Gallon: not available
Mail Order Plant (online only): $48.00add to cart
Seeds (online only): not available
Propagation Information: No pre-treatment required. Seed germinates readily 4-12 weeks. Sow seed in mix 3:1 Perlite:Peat and cover the depth of the seed. Keep moist until germination occurs. Best to sow in individual containers to prevent damage to the root system when transplanting. Drench seed with a fungicide after sowing to prevent "Damping Off'.

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Hardenbergia, Acacia, Senna and Casuarinas have nitrogen-fixing nodules on their root systems to help provide nitrogen for other plants close to them?

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