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Banksia conferta

Description

Tall shrub to small tree with yellow flower heads appearing in fall-winter. Ornamental species for well-drained light to heavy soils in partial shade to full sun positions. Two variants available: B. conferta var.penicillata and B. conferta var. conferta. We have been growing the form from Queensland, B. conferta var pencilliata with excellent results wherever we have planted it.  It is fast growing, in some situations they have become large shrubs in no time.  They flower when grown in containers, approx 3 years from seed.  They have attractive dark green leaves with white underneath.  Can be confused with Banksia integrifolia but it is more shrubby has crowded flowers and closed seed follicles. Excellent along the coast or inland (Ojai).  Fast growing screen or specimen.

Details

Biological Name: Banksia conferta
Common Name: None
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Fall-Winter-Spring
Height: 9-12' Variable
Width: Variable
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Availability ...
1 Gallon: not available
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: backordered
15 Gallon: $140.00
Mail Order Plant (online only): not available
Seeds (online only): $8.00add to cart
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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