Banksia grandis – Bull Banksia

Spectacular yellow flower heads and large toothed foliage on a large shrub are the key features of this iconic Western Australian Banksia. It makes a great feature shrub to small tree and is especially good for coastal areas. Growing from 5 to 10 metres tall, some plants can even grow to 15 metres if cinditions are right. It is a very low maintenance plant. Doesn’t like excessive humidity, and prefers a well drained sandy soil. It is slow to flower, but worth growing for the beautiful foliage. Can be container grown. Moderate frost tolerance. Like all banksias, it is phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.

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