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Banksia serrata

Genus Species: Banksia serrata

Common / Product Name: Old Man Banksia

Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS) and MEDIUM TREES (MT)

Available Sizes
14cm

Height x Width: 3 – 16m x 3 canopy – 4 canopym

Pruning: Light

Frost Tolerance: Medium

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained / Coastal

Coastal Tolerance: High

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Origin: Australian Plant

Evergreen: Yes

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.

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