Wallum Banksia

Wallum Banksia

Banksia aemula

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Care Information

Common uses:

Coastal garden, Supports wildlife, Drought tolerant, Low maintenance garden, and Soil improver

Expected Height Range:

2 m - 6 m

Spread Range:

2 m - 4 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun

Flower Season/s:

Autumn and Winter

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:

Perennial

Habitat:

Naturally found in coastal heathlands and sandy soils of Eastern Australia, particularly in Queensland and New South Wales.

Leaf information:

Serrated dark green leaves

Preferred Soil:

Prefers acidic, sandy and well drained soils

With its spectacular flower spikes and robust nature, this plant adds a dramatic flair to any garden. Regarded for its ability to thrive in challenging conditions, including poor sandy soils and coastal exposure. Beyond its attractive flowers the Wallum Banksia supports local wildlife, offering shelter and a food source for nectar feeding birds and insects.

Care Considerations:

Water requirements are minimum once established as plants are drought tolerant. Pruning is rarely needed but can be done to maintain shape or manage size. Fertilising should be approached with caution, as this plant is phosphorus sensitive. If you feel fertilising is required a low-phosphorus, native plant fertiliser is recommended.
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