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Banksia occidentalis

Description

Ornamental, upright medium shrub to small tree with bright red flowers most of the year. Prefers well-drained light to medium soils in partial sun to full sun position. Grows naturally in swampy peaty sands near the coast. Tolerates light frosts and responds to judicial pruning. Useful windbreak or screening plant. Has been grown successfully in California for many years and used as a cut flower.

Details

Biological Name: Banksia occidentalis
Common Name: Red Swamp Banksia
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Height: 6-9'
Width: Variable
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Mail Order Plant (online only): $48.00add to cart
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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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