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Banksia speciosa

Description

Spreading medium shrub to small ornamental tree 9-18'. Creamy-yellow long lasting flowers, with thin, silvery grey-green deeply toothed leaves. Flowers most of the year. Well-drained, light to heavy soils in open sunny position. Tolerant of alkaline soils. Drought and moderately frost tolerant. Grown commercially for cut flowers. Makes an attractive hedge or screen. NEW* Currently have low coastal form available. Feb 2015

Details

Biological Name: Banksia speciosa
Common Name: Showy Banksia or Ric Rack Banksia
Exposure: Full Sun
Flower Color: Creamy yellow
Flower Time: Fall-winter
Height: 9-15' Variable
Width: Variable
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Availability ...
1 Gallon: $20.00
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: not available
15 Gallon: not available
Mail Order Plant (online only): $50.00add to cart
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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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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