This attractive shrub or small tree is native to Hinchinbrook Island and the adjacent mainland coast near Tully in North Queensland. It grows to about 16' x 8' and has a short trunk and corky bark. The cylindrical flower spikes are mauve in colour, tipped with gunmetal grey. The new growth is rusty red. Grow in well-drained soil in a sunny or partly shaded position. Prune lightly after flowering to keep the plant shapely. Attracts birds. unique flower colour, long vase life, tolerant of salt spray tolerant of high humidity. Burnt by frost at 16F but bounced back within 6 months.
Biological Name: Banksia plagiocarpa
Common Name: Hinchinbrook Banksia
Flower Color: Mushroom Pink
Flower Time: Spring-summer
1 Gallon: not available
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: not available
15 Gallon: not available
Mail Order Plant (online only): $50.00
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'.