Genus Species: Banksia serrata
Common / Product Name: Old Man Banksia
Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS) and MEDIUM TREES (MT)
Height x Width: 3 – 16m x 3 canopy – 4 canopym
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained / Coastal
Coastal Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Summer / ends: Mid Winter
Flower Colour: Pale honey to darker candle like flower heads.
Irrigation: Yes requires regular water in dry periods. Suitable for coastal climates with regular rainfall.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -2°C for short periods once established.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C Over long hot periods if soil temperatures rise, can create a root fungus causing the plant to die.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for eastern states of Australia. This plant is suitable for coastal areas.