A low growing fine leaved bushy shrub with yellow flowers. Grown for its ornamental seed cones which are excellent for cut flower displays. Tolerant of light frost but hardy to extended dry periods once established. Prefers well-drained light soils in full or partial sun. Grows well on the coast and is wind tolerant. Seedpods are used by artists - look for Obsidian Wind-chimes at various Festivals in the US.
Biological Name: Banksia laricina
Common Name: Rose-fruited Banksia
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Fall-winter
Width: 3-6' Variable
1 Gallon: not available
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: not available
15 Gallon: not available
Mail Order Plant (online only): not available
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'.