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Old Man Banksia

Old Man Banksia

Banksia serrata

Regular price $4.90 AUD
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Expected Height Range:

5 m - 15 m

Spread Range:

2 m - 4 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun, Partial sun, and Partial shade

Common uses:

Attractive foliage, Border planting, Coastal garden, Container growing, Courtyard garden, Flower garden, Low maintenance garden, Supports wildlife, Wow! factor, and Textural interest

Flower Season/s:

Autumn and Winter

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:

Perennial

Habitat:

Naturally found in coastal regions, woodlands, and heathlands of eastern and southern Australia, particularly in New South Wales and Victoria

Leaf information:

Serrated, leathery leaves that are dark green on top and paler underneath

Preferred Soil:

Prefers well-drained soils. Tolerates a range of moisture levels but does not thrive in waterlogged conditions.

Highly regarded for its iconic, large cylindrical flower spikes and rugged, serrated leaves. This hardy, drought-tolerant plant is excellent for supporting local wildlife, including birds and pollinators, and adds a unique, sculptural element to the garden.

Care Considerations:

Low to moderate watering needs, relatively drought-tolerant once established. Apply organic mulch to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. A light feeding with a low-phosphorus native fertiliser can be applied if required. Minimal pruning is required, mainly to shape and removed dead/damaged branches.
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