Tall shrub or small tree (dwarf forms available) with terminal silver/maroon/yellow flower heads. In its natural habitat it grows in deep sand in low woodland and tall shrub-land usually within 50 klms from the coast. It often has a twisted trunk that has thick bark. Drought and frost tolerant once established. Excellent cut flower. If left on the shrub the stamens fall off the cone and reveal a beautiful chequered pattern. Seeds germinate readily. Attracts birds.
Biological Name: Banksia menziesii
Common Name: Firewood Banksia, Raspberry Frost
Flower Color: Burgundy Pink Yellow
Flower Time: Late Summer-Winter
1 Gallon: backordered
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: backordered
15 Gallon: not available
Mail Order Plant (online only): $48.00
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'.