Banksia ashbyi – Ashby’s Banksia

A variable banksia from Western Australia, it has a lower shrubby form around 2 metres tall that grows from a lignotuber, and a larger small tree to large shrub around 8 metres tall. The flowers are a bright, attractive orange gold colour, from mid spring to early summer. The foliage is interesting too, blue grey and deeply notched, making it a decorative shrub even when not in flower. It is best in a well drained soil and a sunny spot.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Banksia ashbyi
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 8
Flower Color : Orange, Gold
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies