Tall shrub or small tree from northern Australia with yellow flower heads. Only banksia known to extend into the islands north of Australia through the Torres Straits to New Guinea. Suitable for well-drained poor soils in partial shade to full sun. Apparently doesn't mind moisture around the roots so could handle regular watering in a garden situation. Grows well inland (Ojai), moderately frost and drought tolerant. Has a large carrot-like stem at the base. Interesting bonsai or container plant.
Biological Name: Banksia dentata
Common Name: Tropical Banksia
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Winter - sporadic
1 Gallon: backordered
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: not available
15 Gallon: not available
Mail Order Plant (online only): backordered
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'.