Banksia grossa

This Banksia from Western Australia grows to a small shrub and bears bronze or golden brown coloured flowers between March and September. The flowers produce a lot of nectar, and attract a variety of insects and other animals in their native habitat.
The optimum conditions for Banksia grossa are well-drained, acidic soil (though it can handle slight alkalinity) and full sun. Dry climates are best for this species as it does not deal well with humidity. Tolerant of dry periods once established. Banksias are phosphorus sensitive, so a good native fertiliser is best when it comes to feeding time.
It can be pruned heavily once established; new growth will sprout from the lignotuber.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit
Scientific Name: Banksia grossa
Common Name : Banksia
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : Brown
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance :
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects